May 21, 2024

Scott City girls 2nd, boys 3rd at 3A State Meet; Thomas state champion

Lawrence, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–After finishing 2nd on both the boys and girls side at the Ellsworth Regional, the Scott City cross country teams felt like that their best was yet to come. Saturday at the Class 3A State Cross Country meet at Rim Rock Farm, that feeling came to fruition. The Beavers took home not one, but two team trophies, as the girls team had their best finish in school history with a second place finish, while the boys wrapped up their season strong with a third place finish.

Individually, Scott City had a combined thee medalists in the top 20. On the girls side, Makaela Stevens closed out a fine career with a fifth place finish, and Dulce Ayala finished in 18th. On the boys side, Jack Thomas closed out his junior campaign undefeated with an individual state championship, and a new school record with a time of 16:04.

For other area individuals, Lakin and Cimarron placed one runner in the top 20 on the girls side. Lakin’s Sara White finished sixth and Cimarron’s Courtney Clinesmith was seventh. Cimarron’s girls finished sixth as a team.

Girls 
Team Scores
Hiawatha 67, Scott City 76, TMP-Marian 98, Beloit 109, Douglass 132, Cimarron 161, Sedgwick 170, Sabetha 172, St. Marys 175, Fredonia 208, Council Grove 262, Osage City 291

Top 20 Individuals
1. Hannah Burks, Beloit 19:10.3; 2. Hayley Burks, Beloit 20:07.8; 3. Caroline Giles, Minneapolis 20:26.4; 4. Lexi Kats, Norton 20:27.9; 5. Makaela Stevens, Scott City 20:29.1; 6. Sara White, Lakin 20:32.0; 7. Courtney Clinesmith, Cimarron 20:35.5; 8. Sienna Schmidt, Remington 20:37.7; 9. Molly Rossman, West Franklin 20:38.5; 10. Elizabeth Kettler, Hiawatha 20:48.5; 11. Bailey Leach, West Franklin 20:49.5; 12. Kathryn Dawson, Jayhawk Linn 20:50.1; 13. Kendall Coombes, Douglass 20:50.8; 14. Katherine Madsen, Hiawatha 20:54.9; 15. Julia Werth, TMP-Marian 20:57.2; 16. Haddie Lukert, Sabetha 20:58.2; 17. Paige McDaniel, Wellsville 20:58.5; 18. Dulce Ayala, Scott City 20:59.5; 19. Jordan Smith, Fredonia 21:00.8; 20. 21:02.5

Area Results
Cimarron: 23. Morgan Clinesmith 21:18.3; 49. Cameren Bartlett 22:21.9; 72. Madison Ediger 23:28.9; 86. Elizabeth Goetz 24:23.2; 102. Evelin Amezcua 28:27.0

Lakin: 40. Jennifer Crum 21:57.5

Scott City: 25. Megan Vance 21:28.3; 39. Trella Davis 21:56.7; 41. Olivia Prieto 22:00.2; 76. Kodi Rogers 23:44.6; 90. Aly Tarango 24:56.7

Boys
Team Scores
Halstead 102, Central Heights 104, Scott City 113; Norton 134; Kingman 156; Hiawatha 158, West Franklin 174, Council Grove 183; SE of Saline 187; Riley County 199; Hesston 219; Sabetha 220

Top 20 Individuals
1. Jack Thomas, Scott City 16:04.9; 2. Teagan Flanagan, Kingman 16:15.5; 3, Brett Kulp, 16:26.2; 4. Robert Pearce, 16:30.9; 5. Justin Hodge, Hiawatha 16:39.5;6 William Bailey, 16:48.2; 7. Ashten Dodson, Douglass 16:51.3; 8. Luke Oatney, Pleasant Ridge 17:01.0; 9. Connor Hall, Norton 17:05.7; 10. Ryan Haner, West Franklin 17:05.7; 11. Brandon Clark, Chaparral 17:07.2; 12. Tyler Stevenson, Central Heights 17:10.6; 13. Andrew O’Brien, Halstead 17:12.7; 14. Matt Goeckel, Council Grove 17:13.6; 15. Ayden Black, Maur Hill 17:14.2; 16. Zach Hole, Wichita Independent 17:17.6; 17. Luke Gleason, SE of Saline 17:20.6; 18. Cale Patterson, Norton 17:21.4; 19. Johnny Yang, Hesston 17:22.6; 20. Kyle Cardin, Central Heights 17:24.2

Area Results
Cimarron: 35. Damion Santisteven 17:57.4

Scott City: 37. Conner LeBeau 17:59.6; 40. Theron Tucker 18:03.1; 43. Austin Rios 18:09.9; 46. Roberto Apodaca 18:12.5; 72. Jose Rodriguez 18:57.8; 83. Eric Frances 19:23.2