Chieftains run at Rim Rock
Tonganoxie High’s cross country teams ran in their most competitive races of the regular season on Saturday, when thousands of prep runners descended on Lawrence for the Rim Rock Farm Classic.
The Chieftains competed in the Blue Varsity division and the boys finished 12th out of 21 teams in the 5K.
Tonganoxie’s best performance came from junior Patrick Rachford, who finished 36th in a race that featured 157 runners. THS junior Caleb Himpel was less than eight seconds behind him and placed 43rd.
The girls finished 23rd out of 24 teams in the 4K and senior Alex Hauk was the top Tonganoxie runner, finishing 90th out of 179 competitors.
2010 Rim Rock Farm Classic
Saturday at Lawrence
THS results: 90. Alex Hauk, 18:26; 95. Emma Stilgenbauer, 18:29; 126. Taylar Morgan, 19:04; 147. Amanda Shepley, 19:37; 156. Parker Osborne, 19:55; 161. Chris Tiner, 20:14.
THS results: 36. Patrick Rachford, 18:14; 43. Caleb Himpel, 18:22; 67. Dalton Harrington, 18:53; 89. Brady Field, 19:15; 105. Keith Slater, 19:43; 125. Clayton Himpel, 20:16; 142. Jeff Neal, 20:46.