September 27, 2022

Area schools compete well at Hesston Swather Special


Hesston, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Several area schools made the trip to Hesston on Thursday for the annual Hesston Swather Special that features schools from all six classifications in Kansas. Classes 1-3A were in the small division and 4-6A competed in the large division. Garden City was in the large division while Cimarron, Holcomb, Meade and Scott City from the area were in the small division.

The races were run by grade, as freshmen girls and boys were followed by sophomore girls and boys races, all the way to the seniors.

Garden City would sweep both the boys and girls team races in the large division. The Lady Buffaloes edged Hays by two points to win, while the boys WAC rival Liberal for the boys crown.

In the small division, the Holcomb and Scott City teams would have good showings. On the boys side, Holcomb would be in second place with 24 points and Scott City was third with 34 points. Meade cracked the top 10 with a sixth place finish. Berean Academy won the boys race with 11 points. In the girls race, Holcomb was fifth with 20 points and Scott City had 28 points in eighth place. Smoky Valley won the girls race with 13 points. 

Several area runners won their classification. For Garden City, Devin Chappel won the senior, Josiah Munoz the junior, Hayden Nemechek the sophomore, and winning the freshman boys division was Uriel Gurrola. Lady Buff senior Jocelyn Sosa won the senior large division. In the small division, Meade’s Logan Keith won the junior race, and Holcomb’s Brody Deniston was the freshman winner. There were no area senior boys in the small division. For the small division girls, Meade’s Madison Sutterfield was the senior champion, and Jenna Ardery of Holcomb won the sophomore race.

The top five placers and times from each division counted for the teams, with the exception of the girls small division, where the top three only counted toward team points.

Large Division
Boys
Team Scores
Garden City 10, Liberal 35, Newton 50, Salina Central 55, Hays 78, Salina South 80
Garden City Results
Senior
1. Devin Chappel, 17:11.9; 2. Lawson Weilert-Beymer, 17:14.9; 3. Evan Gurrola, 17:47.4; 15. Baltazar Ramirez, 21:13.0; 22. Victor Toscano, 23:55.5; 24. Rylan Anderson, 37:19.1 
Junior
1. Josiah Munoz, 17:03.3; 5. Alan Roman, 19:44.9; 9. Joshua Martinez, 21:00.2; 11. Chris Plisek, 21:28.9; 18. Gabriel Ramirez-Claro, 22:52.6
Sophomore
1. Hayden Nemechek, 17:33.1; 2. Taran Castro, 18:17.7; 9. Ethan Unger, 20:58.5; 13. Parker Fisher, 24:09.0; 15. Criss Fraire, 26:21.7; 16. Dominic Mata, 28:28.5; 18. Alejandro Arteaga, 31:07.6 
Freshman
1. Uriel Gurrola, 18:44.6; 2. Trevor Fry, 18:44.8; 7. Gabriel Martinez Acosta, 21:25.0; 9. Luis Martinez, 21:42.6; 10. Josue Ventura, 21:56.7; 11. Jacob Pammenter, 22:07.6 15. Trell Baker, 23:08.6; 20. Kade Anderson, 25:16.0

Girls
Team Scores
Garden City 12; Hays 14; Liberal 20; 4. Newton 45
Garden City Results
Senior
1. Jocelyn Sosa, 22:18.5; 2. Samanta Orozco, 22:56.0; 3. Kiera Hageman, 23:04.6; 8. Avery Meng, 24:46.4; 11. Joscelyn Monarrez, 25:19.1; 14. Rileigh Carr, 30:38.3 
Junior
8. Ruby Aguilera, 25:12.7; 10. Quinlynn Harms, 26:01.9; 18. Jennifer Pham, 32:01.6
Sophomore
2. Cate Wiese, 22:22.5; 4. Riley Sekavec, 24:31.5; 5. Chelsea Torres, 25:11.3; 6. Valeria Chacon-Andrade, 25:30.1; 11. Aniyah Merjil, 28:49.9; 13. Shelby Armstrong, 29:20.6; 19. Maritza Romero, 32:37.8
Freshman
4. Raygen Meza McDermott, 25:38.4; 10. Julianne Baca, 28:33.1; 12. Addison Ortiz, 30:07.3 

Small Divison
Boys
Team Scores
Berean Academy 11; Holcomb 24; Scott City 34; Smoky Valley 54; Hesston 56; Meade 61; Lyons 92; Hoisington 94; Wichita Trinity Academy 96; Halstead 98; Minneapolis 100; Sterling 103; Moundridge 118; Hutchinson Trinity 121; Sunrise Christian Academy 129; Douglass 144; Beloit 156; Classical School of Wichita 157; Cimarron 163; Dexter 172; Salina Sacred Heart 177; Wichita Independent 183; Goessel 187; Burlington 192; Central Plains 219; Remington 248
Area Results
Junior
1. Logan Keith, Meade, 17:52.4; 3. Ivan Armendariz, Scott City, 18:37.9; 7. Bryndan Bailey, Scott City, 19:08.4; 12. Kayden Pearson, Meade, 19:41.2; 14. Kevin Peregrino, Scott City, 19:57.8; 17. Dylan Duff, Scott City, 20:05.4; 23. Cody Vance, Scott City, 20:33.2; 25. Matrik Barranca, Cimarron, 20:43.4; 30. Orvin Dyck, Meade, 21:34.9; 38. Jordan Roth, Holcomb, 22:45.5; 44. Bryson Novack, Holcomb 24:07.3; 46. Gael Cardiel, Cimarron, 24:20.7; 48. Alexander DeLoach, Holcomb, 25:44.7; 53. Ryan Urquidez, Meade, 32:13.4
Sophomore
5. Landen Leonard, Holcomb, 19:19.5; 6. Britton Becker, Smoky Valley, 19:20.5; 7. Alex Zortman, Meade, 19:21.3; 8. Logan Stoppel, Scott City, 19:49.4; 10. Jace Miller, Scott City, 19:55.4; 12. Breckin McClure, Holcomb, 20:02.8; 13. Miguel Ibanez, Holcomb, 20:28.3; 19. Trent Briggs, Cimarron, 21:03.4; 20. Waylon Ricker, Scott City, 21:03.6; 21. Walker Koons, Meade, 21:13.3; 26. Anthony Godfrey, Meade, 21:38.0; 38. Hawk Vainerere, Holcomb, 23:46.3; 60. Sean Hennings, Cimarron, 28:43.8
Freshman
1. Brody Deniston, Holcomb, 18:12.1; 2. Jeb Stoppel, Holcomb, 18:25.7; 6. Spencer Cramer, Scott City, 20:09.7; 12. Kasten Wren, Scott City, 20:16.7; 13. Asher English, Cimarron, 20:17.3; 15. Brady Sullivan, Holcomb, 20:51.5; 20. Ryker Viuex, Meade, 21:03.7; 23, Mason Olmstead, Meade, 21:36.6; 29. Lake Foster, Meade, 22:20.1; 34. Vicente Davis, Holcomb, 23:03.3; 43. Adyen Wallace, Holcomb, 23:37.1; 46. Adan Ruiz, Holcomb, 24:11.3; 52. Miguel Rodriguez, Holcomb, 24:47.3; 58. Blake Mader, Holcomb, 25:19.1; 71. Jasinto Almaraz, Holcomb 30:21.1

Girls
Team Scores
Smoky Valley 13; Cheney 15; Meade 19; Minneapolis 20; Holcomb 20; Salina Sacred Heart 21; Sterling 26; Scott City 28; Remington 29; Hoisington 29; Berean Academy 31; Halstead 32; Classical School of Wichita 36; Cimarron 38; Lyons 39; Wichita Collegiate 42; Beloit 42; Burlington 46; Douglass 48; Kiowa County 50; Wichita Trinity Academy 61; Elyria Christian 65; Goessel 72; Dexter 85
Area Results
Senior
1. Madison Sutterfield, Meade, 20:29.8; 5. Katrina Macias, Holcomb, 23:24.0; 14. Isabel Macias, Holcomb, 25:21.9; 24. Kaya Bjurstrom, Holcomb, 28:00.3
Junior
5. Brinlie Stevens, Scott City, 22:53.0; 12. Veronica Greene, Cimarron, 25:27.3; 25. Kynlee Flavin, Meade, 29:51.2; 26. Alexa English, Cimarron, 29:58.6
Sophomore
1. Jenera Ardery, Holcomb, 22:28.7; 2. Janae Fugitt, Cimarron, 23:10.1; 4. Maya Doney, Meade, 23:39.7; 15. Hailey Shapland, Scott City, 27:14.8; 24. Evan Vath, Cimarron, 28:28.4; 28. Jayln VanPelt, Holcomb, 29:36.1; 35. Patricia Barajas, Holcomb, 36:11.5
Freshman
8. Belle Trout, Scott City, 23:54.9; 14. Brenna Faurot, Meade, 24:14.1; 20. Ella Parker, Holcomb, 26:11.1; 27. Jayden O’Brien, Scott City 27:17.5; 32. Kami Winderlin, Scott City, 29:24.1; 40. Serenity Clubb, Meade, 32:58.2; 46. Kaylee Miller, Holcomb, 49:02.4