July 12, 2024

Hugoton boys & girls cross country teams repeat as GWAC Champs

ugoton, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–It seems like every year in the Great West Activities Conference, it’s wash, rinse, and repeat for who is at the top of the GWAC cross country standings. This year, it has been as closely contested for Hugoton in a while, as Scott City looked to dethrone the Eagle boys & girls teams. Thursday at the GWAC Cross Country meet, the Hugoton Eagles repeated once again, defending their title on their own course in Hugoton. The Lady Eagles and Lady Beavers cross country teams went back and forth in their competitions all season when they met up in the first four meets this year. Scott City’s girls won the league meet two years ago. Second place in the team standings for both the boys & girls went to Scott City. 

This year’s difference was who was at the top individually. On the boys side, Ulysses senior Alex Barbosa ran his better race of the season, taking top honors in the league, and Hugoton sophomore Abby Heger took the top spot on the girls side. 

Saturday, October 22 is regional cross country competition. The Class 4A Teams of Colby, Goodland, Holcomb, Scott City and Ulysses will run at the 4A Regional meet at the Sand Plum Course in Victoria, while Hugoton will run in the 3A Regional meet at the Sterling Country Club in Sterling.

Girls
Team Scores
Hugoton 28, Scott City 33, Ulysses 66, Holcomb 102

Top 10 Individual
1. Abby Heger, Hugoton 20:02.8; 2. Makaela Stevens, Scott City 20:06.63; 3. Katy Heger, Hugoton 20:59.36; 4. Dulce Ayala, Scott City 21:33.87; 5. Erin Floyd, Goodland 21:36.29; 6. Cielo Garcia, Hugoton 21:38.26; 7. Ashley Devore, Ulysses 21:39.32; 8. Olivia Prieto, Scott City 21:53.28; 9. Trella Davis, Scott City 21:59.66; 10. Victoria Duran, Hugoton 22:18.83

Other Area Results
Holcomb-16. Zoe Engler 23:04.87; 21. Sheila Robles 23:28.37; 26. Jaimey Bryant 24:08.27; 31. Lulu Hernandez 25:05.30; 34. Hope Phillips 25:12.72; 42. Brooke Eisenbise 27:10.04; 43. Anna Resendiz 27:32.87
Hugoton-11. Rebecca Johnson 22:28.19; 15. Frances Gaskill 23:03.18; 23. Mackenzie Hagman 23:49.36
Scott City-14. Samantha Aguilar 22:57.70; 19. Paige Winderlin 23:13.88; 27. Kodi Rogers 24:14.81
Ulysses-12. Alyssa Castilleja 22:40.98; 17. Dallie Johnson 23:09.91; 18. Stacy Burns 23:10.28; 20. Karina Lara 23:16.79; 33. Erika Armenta, Ulysses 25:12.31; 38. Xochitl Rojas 25:50.67

Boys
Team Scores
Hugoton 43, Scott City 57, Ulysses 67, Holcomb 95, Colby 119, Goodland 141

Top 10 Individual
1. Alex Barbosa, Ulysses 16:46.70; 2. Abraham Garcia, Hugoton 16:58.79; 3. Jack Thomas, Scott City 17:24.00 4. Efrain Flores, Holcomb 17:29.83; 5. Miguel Martinez, Hugoton 17:29.83; 6. Christopher Nemechek, Holcomb 17:35.39; 7. Conner Lebeau, Scott City 17:35.75; 8. Mark Faber, Colby 17:38.33; 9. Winner Garret, Ulysses 17:43.44; 10. Ethan Fox, Hugoton 17:53.15

Other Area Results
Holcomb-28. Jaden Rupp 19:47.49; 32. Juan Aragon 19:58.62; 34. Josaiah Stephen 20:10.00; 38. Eric Almaraz 20:23.88; 39. Alex Munoz 20:25.76
Hugoton-11. Ivan Villa 18:09.52; 15. Jahaziel Garcia 18:29.46; 18. Damian Lewis 18:42.99; 19. Eric Perry 18:44.02
Scott City-14. Jess Drohman 18:18.41; 16. Austin Rios 18:33.30; 17. Theron Tucker 18:37.97; 21. Drew Duff 18:59.15; 23. Angel Rodriguez 19:22.24
Ulysses-12. Brendan Hudson 18:13.66; 13. Paul Garcia 18:15.23; 36. Matthew Oldham 20:23.11; 41. Andy Tyler 20:37.96; 57. Alex Acosta 22:03.20