McLouth cross country hosts invite
THS JV runners compete
McLouth High’s cross country runners got a chance to compete at home on Thursday.
Although there weren’t enough Bulldogs running for any of the squads — varsity or junior varsity — to compete for team points at the McLouth Invitational, there were a couple of standouts.
Derek Wright finished 15th in the boys varsity race with a time of 18:47. Meanwhile, Emily Welsh was the top runner for the MHS girls varsity, finishing 30th.
The event also featured Tonganoxie High. With varsity runners sitting out Thursday, the McLouth Invitational provided a chance to shine for THS cross country junior varsity competitors.
Two Chieftains boys even ran in the varsity race. Clayton Himpel finished 37th and Daniel Monahan was 56th.
Although no girls from Tonganoxie ran in the varsity race, they made up nearly a third of the runners in the JV event as 19 of the 59 competitors hailed from THS.
Three of Tonganoxie’s girls finished in the top 15 of the JV race — helping the team to a second-place finish — as Grae Wilbanks took third, Denise Flores was 11th and Kelsi Briggs placed 14th.
Only four THS boys ran in the JV race. Bobby Edmonds led the way, finishing 42nd.
Tonganoxie’s varsity runners will return to action at 5 p.m. Tuesday to play host to the Tonganoxie Invitational.
McLouth is off until next Thursday, when the team travels to Troy.
Thursday at McLouth High
Girls varsity 4K
MHS results: 30. Emily Welsh, 19:46; 44. Caroline Overbaugh, 21:40.
Boys varsity 5K
THS results: 37. Clayton Himpel, 20:42; 56. Daniel Monahan, 23:14.
MHS results: 15. Derek Wright, 18:47; 44. Marcus Blaker, 21:26; 49. Justin Johnston; 58. Logan Hoobler, 23:32.
Girls JV 4K
Team scores: 1. Kansas City Christian, 36; 2. Tonganoxie, 51; 3. Jeff West, 70; 4. Pleasant Ridge, 79.
THS results: 3. Grae Wilbanks, 20:19; 11. Denise Flores, 21:27; 14. Kelsi Briggs, 21:40; 19. Annie Holton, 21:54; 20. Aly Bartholomew, 21:56; 21. Taylor Clark, 22:01; 23. Rachel Sparks, 22:05; 25. Rachel Collinge, 22:41; 26. Lindsey Truesdell, 22:43; 28. Rachel Woods, 22:52; 32. Jody Baragary, 23:30; 33. Makayla Leslie, 23:34; 35. Kara Scott, 23:57; 39. Jessica Rubio, 24:20; 40. Annabelle Frese, 24:27; 46. Lauren Hughes, 25:23; 55. Jackie Chenoweth, 28:57; 57. Bonnie Monahan, 30:29; 58. Aly Packard, 31:35.
MHS results: 42. Katie Lundmark, 25:00.
Boys JV 5K
THS results: 42. Bobby Edmonds, 24:11; 56. Hank Somers, 26:08; 62. Elliott Brest, 27:06.
MHS results: 46. Jonathan Wright, 24:37; 59. Nick Barnett, 26:18.