Inman's Renner takes 33rd at state

By Steve Sell
November 03, 2014
Kevin Case

WAMEGO — Inman’s Caleb Renner ran his second-fastest time of the year Saturday in the Class 2A Cross Country Championships.

Renner’s time of 18:18 earned him 33rd place.

“He told me he was disappointed in where he finished, but I think his time was great,” Inman coach Jay Parsons said. “The other positive part of this, I think, is that he has another opportunity to come back next year and run it again. As I said last week, it doesn’t matter how many runners go to state, it’s the fact you get to go. I really think overall Caleb enjoyed it and will use it to move into track, even though it will be about five months before that season rolls around.”

Olpe’s Kyler True was the champion in 16:17.7.

This was the first year for cross country at Inman.

“I think the inaugural cross country season has been a success,” Parsons said. “At the start of the season, I was asked how to build the cross country program and I said by word of mouth. I think the runners this year have something to talk about and that will encourage others to join us next year.”