THS boys 12th at state cross country meet
THS boys cross country at state
For the first time since 2006, the Tonganoxie High boys cross country runners competed as a team at state. The Chieftains ran at Wamego Country Club Saturday morning.
Wamego In their first trip to state as a team since 2006, the Tonganoxie High boys cross country runners finished 12th Saturday.
The Wamego Country Club and the other 96 competitors proved a challenge for the Chieftains, who were last in the team standings at the Class 4A State Cross Country Meet.
Tonganoxie’s top finisher was junior Caleb Himpel, who was 58th with a time of 18:38 at the first state meet for each of the team’s seven runners.
Two other THS juniors, Patrick Rachford and Dalton Harrington, were less than 30 seconds behind Himpel’s pace. Rachford finished 70th and Harrington was right behind him at 71st.
A freshman, Clayton Himpel, had Tonganoxie’s fourth-best time at state. After he finished at the 19:32 mark, Brady Field, Jeff Neal and Keith Slater crossed the finish line in the following 48 seconds.
Baldwin won the 2010 4A team title and Evan Landes of Mulvane captured the individual state championship, finishing in 16:08.
Class 4A State Cross Country
Saturday at Wamego Country Club
Team standings: 1. Baldwin, 66; 2. Mulvane, 89; 3.Hugoton, 110; 4. Clay Center, 137; 5. Wamego, 158; 6. Ulysses, 160; 7. Paola, 171; 8. Santa Fe Trail, 174; 9. Labette County, 181; 10. De Soto, 211; 11. Hiawatha, 243; 12. Tonganoxie, 286.
Top 10: 1. Evan Landes, Mulvane, 16:08; 2. Tony Weiss, Baldwin, 16:35; 3. Hudson Phillip, Wamego, 16:46; 4. Heber Jimenez, Hugoton, 16:50; 5. Josh Whittaker, Santa Fe Trail, 16:56; 6. Ethan Hartzell, Baldwin, 16:57; 7. Nick Lockwood, Mulvane, 16:57; 8. Angel Vasquez, De Soto, 17:00; 9. Austin Sturdy, Clay Center, 17:03; 10. Casey Nightengale El Dorado, 17:06.
THS results: 58. Caleb Himpel, 18:38; 70. Patrick Rachford, 18:56; 71. Dalton Harrington, 18:59; 87. Clayton Himpel, 19:32; 92. Brady Field, 19:40; 95. Jeff Neal, 19:54; 100. Keith Slater, 20:19.
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