Tonganoxie boys win PRHS race
Rachford takes 1st place
THS cross country at Pleasant Ridge Invitational
Tonganoxie High's cross country teams ran Thursday at the Pleasant Ridge Invitational, where the THS boys won a team title and the girls finished second.
Tonganoxie High’s boys cross country team won its third team title of the season Thursday at the Pleasant Ridge Invitational.
The Chieftains’ three seniors, including first-place finisher Patrick Rachford, helped the team finish just 11 points ahead of rival Basehor-Linwood. Finishing sixth and seventh, Dalton Harrington and Caleb Himpel gave THS three top-10 finishers.
Rachford held off Pleasant Ridge’s top runner, Tony Weber, on his home course, beating Weber by just two seconds.
Garrett French, 14th, and Clayton Himpel, 15th, rounded out Tonganoxie’s top five.
The THS girls were 12 points behind Basehor-Linwood and took second place at PRHS.
Tressa Walker, fifth, Taylar Morgan, ninth, and Halston Field, 10th, all finished in the top 10, but BLHS secured the top two spots as well as a sixth-place finish.
Emma Stilgenbauer, Emily Williams and Alissa Donnelly finished 13th through 15th for THS.
McLouth also ran at Pleasant Ridge. Its top runners were Kendra Leach, 26th, and Ryan Bristol, 29th.
At 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Pierson County Park, in Kansas City, Kan., Tonganoxie will run at the Kaw Valley League Meet, hosted by Turner.
Pleasant Ridge Invitational
Thursday at PRHS
Team scores: 1. Basehor-Linwood, 35; 2. Tonganoxie, 47; 3. Pleasant Ridge, 74; 4. Jefferson County North, 78; 5. McLouth, 143.
THS results: 5. Tressa Walker, 17:12; 9. Taylar Morgan, 17:26; 10. Halston Field, 17:30; 13. Emma Stilgenbauer, 17:37; 14. Emily Williams, 17:38; 15. Alissa Donnelly, 17:40; 22. Amanda Shepley, 18:21.
MHS results: 26. Kendra Leach, 19:10; 28. Kayla Steffey, 19:27; 31. Kayla Blevins, 20:06; 36. Rachel Jensen, 21:03; 38. Jordyn Johnston, 21:32; 39. Kaitlin Oliff, 21:38; 40. Destiny Mestagh, 23:11.
Team scores: 1. Tonganoxie, 41; 2. Basehor-Linwood, 52; 3. Jefferson County North, 56; 4. Pleasant Ridge, 99; 5. Atchison, 132; 6. McLouth, 166.
THS results: 1. Patrick Rachford, 16:39; 6. Dalton Harrington, 17:54; 7. Caleb Himpel, 17:57; 14. Garrett French, 18:21; 15. Clayton Himpel, 18:21; 19. Asher Huseman, 18:40; 21. Brad Andrews, 18:47.
MHS results: 29. Ryan Bristol, 20:16; 35. Logan Hoobler, 21:20; 41. Nic Bair, 22:33; 43. Sam Rainey, 24:08; 44. Jonathon Wright, 24:10; 46. Lucas Strouhal, 25:50.
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