June 23, 2024

Scott City cross country qualifies three for state

Norton, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Scott City knew they would be competing in the toughest Class 3A Regional in Kansas. Entering Saturday’s regional meet, the Beavers knew they would be in the mix to qualify their teams for state. Unfortunately for both teams they would fall short by two points in both the boys and girls races. The bright side is that they are still sending three individuals to the Class 3A meet at Rim Rock Farm in Lawnrence on Saturday, November 2.

On the girls side, Norton would win the meet with 44 points, followed by Southeast of Saline with 57 and Beloit had 83 points for third to slip by Scott City. The Lady Beavers finished with 85 points. Piper Wasinger qualified for state with a sixth place finish in a time of 20:50. Clare Hawkins finished 14th with a time of 21:30 and Megan Vance was 17th, running a 22:05. Kairae Berry was 24th (22:26), Samantha Aguilar 42nd (23:25), Alivia Noll 54th (24:51) and Claire Rumford was 56th (24:57).

For the boys, Southeast of Saline dominated the meet with just 32 points, while Norton finished second with 107 points and Lakin rallied for third with 110 points. Scott City had 112 points. Eric Frances and Jaxson Kough qualified for the state meet. Frances was seventh with a time of 17:13 and Kough was right behind in eighth with a time of 17:22. Roberto Apodaca was 18th (18:00), Anthony Wolfe 40th (18:46), Eric Shapland placed 47th (19:00), Josh Kasselman was 52nd (19:22) and Freddy Castillo finished in 56th (19:33).

Piper Wasinger will run in the 3A Girls race at 10 am, and Eric Frances & Jaxson Kough at 11:45 am on Saturday in the 3A Boys race.