Chieftain runners take 11th on girls side at state
Phillips places 48th in boys race for THS
The Tonganoxie High girls cross country team placed 11th in its second trip to the Class 4A state meet Saturday in Wamego.
The Chieftains had 229 points. Baldwin won the meet with 45 points. Andover Central placed second (66) and Wichita-Trinity third (102).
Sophomore Mia Bond was Tonganoxie’s top finisher, taking 27th with a time of 21 minutes, 6.54 seconds. Fellow sophomore Emma Campbell placed 49th (21:37.81), while junior Hope Creten placed 76th (22:34.15). Not far behind was sophomore Alyssa Scott, who placed 78th (22:37.58), sophomore Erin Williams in 81st (22:50.42) and sophomore Sierra Staatz in 83rd (23:04.4). Senior Sophia Wetta finished 98th (24:07.81).
There were 102 runners in the girls race. Girard junior Cailie Logue won the race in 18:08.87.
In the boys race, Ethan Phillips ran individually.
The senior placed 48th out of 107 runners with an 18:05.67 time. Winfield senior Riley Osen won the meet with a 15:44.9 time.
Baldwin also won the boys team title, scoring 47 points. De Soto was second (79) and Hugoton third (100).
The Tonganoxie girls, after winning regionals, placed fourth at last year’s state meet. THS made it back-to-back appearances with a third-place finish at regionals Oct. 24.
The Baldwin boys won their fourth state team title in six years, while the Baldwin girls won the title for the first time since 2011. That year finished off a run of six state titles in seven years.