Scott City boys third, girls second, Cimarron girls take third at 3A Cross Country

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Wamego, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)—On a great day to run on Saturday, the Class 3A State Cross Country meet made its way back to Wamego for the first time since 2010 at the Wamego Country Club. The area athletes and teams that qualified for state last weekend would see good results to close out the season. 

The first race of the day was the boys race. Scott City would put together a third place finish with 100 points. SE of Saline won their third consecutive state title with 58 points, followed by Smoky Valley with 62. Lakin finished in seventh with 143 points. Leading the way for the area was Cimarron’s Damion Santisteven, who finished in eighth place, while Edwin Garcia of Lakin was ninth. Scott City’s Roberto Apodaca placed 11th, Lawson Beymer from Lakin was 16th and Holcomb’s Daegan VanPelt was the final individual medalist, placing 10th. 

It was the highest finish for Scott City since 2017, when they place third in Class 3A.

For the girls race, Southeast of Saline would take home the girls team title with 62 points. Scott City finished in second with 78, and fellow GWAC member Cimarron took third as a team with 89 points. Colby had three runners place in the top nine, but did not have enough runners to field a team. Leading the way for area runners was Ozia Trujillo from Southwestern Heights, who finished in second, and Cimarron’s Courtney Clinesmith would be the second area medalist, finishing in 18th place. Scott City’s leading runner was Brinie Stevens, who placed 24th.

For Scott City, it was their highest finish since winning the Class 3A State Championship in 2018. It was Cimarron’s highest finish since 1983, when they won the Class 2A State title. 

Boys
Team Scores
SE of Saline 58, Smoky Valley 62, Scott City 100, Girard 112, Sabetha 131, Marysville 139, Lakin 143, Anderson County 200, Perry-Lecompton 221, Norton 241, Minneapolis 282, Fredonia 320

Top 20 Medalists
1. Cormick Logue, Girard, 16:17.03; 2. Lakoddah Downes, Council Grove, 16:35.15; 3. Ryan Heline, Smoky Valley, 16:35.97; 4. Dylan Sprecker, SE of Saline, 17:12.78; 5. C.J. Meyer, Wichita Collegiate, 17:15.25; 6. Cameron Teneyck, Silver Lake, 17:26.80; 7. Thomas Porch, Halstead, 17:33.09; 8. Damion Santisteven, Cimarron, 17:33.50; 9. Edwin Garcia, Lakin, 17:36.05; 10. Luke Gleason, SE of Saline, 17:36.07; 11. Roberto Apodaca, Scott City, 17:37.40; 12. Justin Hodge, Hiawatha, 17:40.11; 13. Silas Miller, Marysville, 17:40.57; 14. Damion Jackson, SE of Saline, 17:46.01; 15. Lance Lundine, Beloit, 17:46.33; 16. Lawson Beamer, Lakin, 17:46.44; 17. Lukas Appel, Smoky Valley, 17:48.22; 18. Kalvin Evans, Sabetha, 17:50.53; 19. Seth Jarvis, Burlington, 17:51.77; 20. Daegan VanPelt, Holcomb, 17:54.69

Other Area Results
24. Jaxson Kough, Scott City, 18:05.24; 30. Joseph McCleary, Scott City, 18:12.58; 47. Dominick Daniels, Lakin, 18:45.34; 50. Braxton Sizemore, Holcomb, 18:47.92; 53. Aaron Armendariz, Scott City, 18:56.40; 56. Kevin Dominguez-Peregrino, Scott City, 1819:06.03; 58. Ty Davidson, Lakin, 19:10.80; 61. Brendan Bailey, Scott City, 19:15.94; 81. Dylan Duff, Scott City, 19:49.55; 101. Orrin Norris, Lakin, 20:48.14; 107. Ethan Norton, Lakin, 21:07.07; 112. Pablo Arreola, Lakin, 22:03.48

Girls
Team Scores

SE of Saline 62, Scott City 78, Cimarron 89, Silver Lake 117, Wichita Trinity 135, TMP-Marian 156, Norton 175, Fredonia 177, Anderson County 186, Santa Fe Trail 225, Girard 249

Top 20 Medalists
1. Lara Murdock, Colby, 19:36.80; 2. Ozia Trujillo, SW Heights, 20:11.12; 3. Kathie Chavez, Colby, 20:41.49; 4. Montana Ohmart, Columbus, 20:47.50; 5. Mandy Krueger, Minneapolis, 20:51.31; 6. Alayna Cossaart, Minneapolis, 21:09.06; 7. Jentrie Anderson, SE of Saline, 21:12.74; 8. Jordyn Picolet, Council Grove, 21:17.24; 9. Seanna Metcalf, Colby, 21:20.94; 10. 11. Mariah Farmer, Silver Lake, 21:22.13; 12. Leah Lukert, Sabetha, 21:26.09; 13. Taylor Hoskinson, Haven, 21:29.82; 14. Jaelyn Rumback, Norton, 21:30.15; 15. Elizabeth Lambert, Smoky Valley, 21:30.38; 16. Jenna Elliott, Wichita Trinity, 21:34.15; 17. Kyra Nippert, Rock Creek, 21:34.21; 18. Courtney Clinesmith, Cimarron, 21:35.65; 19. Aubrey Bahner, Silver Lake, 21:36.08; 20. Campbell Odell, Fredonia, 21:40.32

Other Area Results
24. Brinlie Stevens, Scott City, 22:14.06; 25. Katrina Macias, Holcomb, 21:52.92; 32. Clare Hawkins, Scott City, 22:14.06; 33. Veronica Greene, Cimarron, 22:15.22; 36. Gracie Millershaski, Cimarron, 22:20.92; 40. Emma Wheeler, Scott City, 22:26.44; 45. Megan Vance, Scott City, 22:37.87; 46. Kairae Berry, Scott City, 22:40.15, 53. Jordan Ortiz, Lakin, 22:52.34; 54. Macy Brown, Scott City, 22:55.30; 56. Macy Fugitt, Cimarron, 22:58.04; 58. Alexa English, Cimarron, 23:09.40; 69. Brooklyn Buehler, Cimarron, 24:02.05; 86. Wendy Medina, Cimarron, 25:00.89; 99. Katie Rogers, Scott City, 25:31.48