Archive for Thursday, September 3, 2009

Chieftains split cross country dual

Tonganoxie High cross country runners Justin Soetaert, Dalton Harrington and Keith Slater pace each other as they compete in the team's season-opening dual with Lansing on Thursday. The Chieftains beat the Lions by scoring 20 points — 23 fewer than LHS.

Tonganoxie High cross country runners Justin Soetaert, Dalton Harrington and Keith Slater pace each other as they compete in the team's season-opening dual with Lansing on Thursday. The Chieftains beat the Lions by scoring 20 points — 23 fewer than LHS.

September 3, 2009

Andie Jeannin raced to a second-place finish in Tonganoxie's dual with Lansing on Thursday. The THS girls lost the dual by 12 points.

Andie Jeannin raced to a second-place finish in Tonganoxie's dual with Lansing on Thursday. The THS girls lost the dual by 12 points.

Tonganoxie High’s cross country teams split their season-opening dual with Lansing on Thursday as the boys cruised to a 23-point victory with seven of the top eight runners in the 5K.

Although the Lions’ Pete Lamoe finished in an impressive 16:37, a gang of Chieftains crossed the finish line before a second LHS runner could. Caleb Himpel finished second with a time of 18:34 and was followed by teammates Dalton Harrington, Keith Slater, Justin Soetaert, Patrick Rachford, Joel Dunning and Cooper Gish.

In the girls 4K, Lansing got the better of Tonganoxie, winning by 12 points.

Andie Jeannin, who finished second with a time of 16:25, placed second in the race, which was won by Lansing’s Lauren Jaqua.

Two other Chieftains finished in the top seven and received a medal. Alex Hauk was fourth and cross country newcomer Shelby Maxon placed seventh.

Girls 4K

Team scores: Lansing 23, Tonganoxie 35

THS individual results

2. Andie Jeannin, 16:25; 4. Alex Hauk, 17:34; 7. Shelby Maxon, 18:15; 10. Nikki Beggs, 19:05; 12. Sarah Williams, 19:32; 13. Cristina Rubio, 19:36; 14. Lindsay Cox, 20:21.

Boys 5K

Team scores: Tonganoxie 20, Lansing 43

THS individual results

2. Caleb Himpel, 18:34; 3. Dalton Harrington, 18:49; 4. Keith Slater, 18:53; 5. Justin Soetaert, 19:11; 6. Patrick Rachford, 19:46; 7. Joel Dunning, 19:56; 8. Cooper Gish, 20:19.

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