THS boys take second at KVL
Mill Valley won a second consecutive Kaw Valley League boys cross country meet Friday at Santa Fe Trail, but Tonganoxie, which also ran a strong race, finished in second. The Jaguars had 43 points to the Chieftains' 54.
Andy Kolman led THS with a fourth-place finish at 17 minutes, 32 seconds. Corey Brest was close behind in sixth (17:45), while Matt Chenoweth took 12th with 18:21. John Davis placed 15th (18:46).
"I was hoping we had a chance at first, but Mill Valley ran a strong race," THS coach Phil Williams said.
Tonganoxie ran ahead of De Soto for the first time this year. The Wildcats were third at 57. Bonner Springs was fourth at 96 and Lansing fifth at 113.
Other Chieftains running were Ben Brest (17th, 18:57), Colt Coffin (19th, 19:07) and Brett Garrett (21st, 19:17).
The boys race was postponed from Thursday because of rain, but the girls race finished before showers blew in.
Jennifer Wagner led Tonganoxie with a 16th-place finish at 14:15. Megan Holton finished 19th at 14:27, while Kelley Stauch was 21st at 14:30. Kezia Huseman finished 23rd (14:32), a place ahead of Elizabeth Smith (14:40). Amanda Chenoweth placed 45th (17:03), and Rachel Smith finished 47th with a 17:09 time.
Tonganoxie finished in fourth with 98. Lansing won with 27, De Soto took second (45) and Mill Valley was third (85). Santa Fe Trail, Basehor-Linwood, Bonner Springs and Piper rounded out the placings.
THS will host a second consecutive Class 4A regional Saturday. Williams expects Baldwin to be the favorite, but said De Soto and Tonganoxie should challenge on the boys side. Williams expects the girls to finish between third and sixth.