McLouth girls take ninth in Wamego; Scarlett gets medal with 20th place
McLouth had eight runners compete Saturday at the state cross country meet in Wamego.
Matt Scarlett was the most successful runner for the Bulldogs at the meet. Scarlett, a junior at McLouth, placed 20th overall in Class 2A, classifying him as an All-State runner for the second consecutive year.
McLouth also sent a full girls team to compete in the meet for the second consecutive year. Courtney Edmonds was the top finisher from the team coming across the line 26th with a time of 13 minutes, 14 seconds.
Sophomore Emily Watson was the second runner for the Dawgs finishing 47th, along with junior Katie Booth coming in 63rd overall.
First-year runner Hallie Watson finished 78th and rounding out the top five was Neva Gardner, who finished 85th. The sixth and seventh runners were seniors Tina Edgell and Darcy Keling who finished 89th and 90th respectively. For 2A girls, 98 runners competed, including 12 full teams.
The McLouth team finished ninth with a total of 198 points. Hutchinson Trinity won the meet with 85, while Osborne took second (90) and Syracuse was third (121). Hutch Trinity also won the boys title.
This McLouth team is the first in school history to have qualified for the state meet two consecutive years.