January 29, 2023

Scott City girls cross country regional champs; boys runner up

Cimarron, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Going into Saturday’s Class 3A Regional in Cimarron, Scott City knew they had a great chance to qualify both teams to state. How they placed remained to be seen. For a second straight year, the Beavers will qualify both teams to the 3A State meet on Saturday in Lawrence, as the girls team repeated as regional champions, while the boys finished in second place. No other area team qualified for state. 

In the girls race, Scott City sophomore Makaela Stevens paced the Lady Beavers to their second straight regional title, finishing in second place, and cut around 20 seconds off her previous best. Scott City edged both Norton and TMP Marian for the top spot. Hutchinson Trinity junior Celia Biel won the meet easily with a time of 19:44.06. Stevens had a time of 20:26.41.

On the boys side, Jess Drohman’s run put him as the top area runner, by placing second with a time of 17:42.41. TMP’s Andrew Hess was the regional champion with a time of 17:11.12, as that bolted the Monarchs to the top spot for the regional team title, as Scott City was second and Sterling was in a distant third.

All qualifiers will run on Saturday, October 31 at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence. The boys will run at 10:45 am, and the girls will take the course at 1 pm.

Girls
Team Scores
Scott City 60, Norton 68, TMP-Marian 79, Lakin 104, Hutchinson Trinity 111, Syracuse 149, Sterling 170, Cimarron 171

Top 10
1. Celia Biel, Hutchinson Trinity 19:44.06; 2. Makaela Stevens, Scott City 20:26.41; 3. Samantha Trejo, Lyons 20:56.47; 4. Delainee Gordon, Larned 20:56.47; 5. Racheal Hamel, TMP-Marian 21:02.41; 6. Heather White, Lakin 21:06.34; 7. Rylie Koester, Hoisington 21:24.34; 8. Jennifer Crum, Lakin 21:38.09; 9. Casey Ambrosier, Norton 21:39.72; 10. Zoe Miller, Sterling 21:41.00

Other Area Results
Cimarron
18. Morgan Clinesmith 22:15.28; 38. Madison Ediger 23:59.00; 46. Timberly Smith-Jones 24:36.15; 54. Morgan Toothaker 25:33.81; 4

Lakin
25. Kenia Chavez 22:52.28; 47. Michelle McPherson 24:36.59; 49. Jocelyn Crum 25:03.53

Scott City
14. Trella Davis 22:01.44; 17. Dulce Ayala 22:07.46; 19. Olivia Prieto 22:21.62; 34. Paige Winderlin 23:51.50; 41. Jade Wren 24:14.44; 43. Kodi Rogers 24:20.31

Southwestern Heights
27. Noeli Saenz 23:08.00

Syracuse
33. Emily Westeman 23:44.34; 35. Aliana Squire 23:52.40; 36. Macey Deweese 23:55.15; 40. Abbi Thomeczek 24:09.50; 51. Chrissy Batchelor 25:12.06; 56. Reina Seal 26:00.66; 59. Madison Wilson 26:16.08

Makaela Stevens, Scott City

Boys
Team Scores
TMP-Marian 48, Scott City 57, Sterling 100, Norton 103, Lakin 117, Chaparral 126, Hutchinson Trinity 185, Ellsworth 190, Syracuse 259, Cimarron 266

Top 10
1. Andrew Hess, TMP-Marian 17:11.12; 2. Jess Drohman, Scott City 17:42.41; 3. Noah Gfeller, Russell 17:52.62; 4. Ryan Thrailkill, Norton 17:56.38; 5. Brandon Clark, Chaparral 17:56.72; 6. Dylan Hutchins, Scott City 17:57.31; 7. Cale Patterson, Norton 18:01.78; 8. Talan Jamison, Lakin 18:02.09; 9. Stephen Webb, Lakin 18:13.15; 10 Mark Loftus, TMP-Marian 18:13.72

Other Area Results
Cimarron
41. Doran Griffin 20:02.06; 46. Jack Berry 20:06.02; 67. Coby Janzen 21:43.50; 74. Brodie Gladman 22:47.94; 78. Colton Bartlett 23:00.59; 81. Eduardo Elias 24:50.97 

Lakin
28. John Wright 19:19.62; 39. Jamison Martin 19:58.97; Ryder Yakel 20:03.18; 56. Hayden Kessler 20:51.97; 79. Dominic Weatherred 23:33.00

Scott City
15. Irvin Lozano 18:39.25; 18. Seth Cardenas 18:48.97; 23. Drew Duff 19:00.47; 27. Austin Rios 19:17.75; 31. Conner LeBeau 19:27.03;

Southwestern Heights
44. Brendan Smith 20:05.24; 61. Grady Jacobs 21:18.78; 68. Marco Puentes 21:44.00

Syracuse
45. Daniel Oquendo 20:05.62; 59. Will Kullot 21:08.47; 60. Wyatt Carter 21:16.56; 65. Daniel Lopez 21:29.46; 71. Evan Westeman 22:23.44; 77. Niels Hakkers 23:00.59; 80. Daniel Roybal 23:43.15

Jess Drohman, Scott City