November 27, 2022

Area cross country runners thrive at 3A Regional in Goodland

Goodland, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Several area teams and runners qualified for the Class 3A State Cross Country meet at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence on Saturday, after competing at the Class 3A Reigonal meet at Sugar Hills Golf Club in Goodland on Saturday.

It was a warmer and tough course to run, as Holcomb would qualify both their boys and girls teams, while the Scott City boys and Southwestern Heights girls are headed to state as a team.

Starting with the boys, Holcomb would edge Scott City by four points for the regional title, while Norton was third. Lakin qualified two runners, as they finished first and second, as Alex Luce and Austin Ritsema went first and second. Holcomb’s Brody Deniston finished third, while his teammates Jeb Stoppel and Landen Leonard finished seventh and eighth. Scott City was led by Logan Stoppel, who placed 11th.

On the girls side, Norton held off Southwestern Heights by eight points for the regional title, while Holcomb finished third to take the final qualifying spot for a team. Cimarron’s Janae Fugitt was the regional champion, while Ozia Trujillo from Southwestern Heights placed third, her teammate Layla Kisner was sixth, and Hailey Saucedo was ninth. Holcomb had two in the top 10, as Katrina Macias was seventh and Jenera Ardery placed 10th. The final two individual qualifying spots came from the area, as Scott City’s Belle Trout was 11th and Lakin’s Jordan Ortiz placed 13th.

At Rim Rock Farm on Saturday, Class 3A Girls will run at 10 am and the Class 3A Boys run at 11:45 am.

Boys
Team Scores
Holcomb 78; Scott City 82; Norton 102; Hoisington 112; Lakin 133; Southwestern Heights 135; Lyons 144; Cimarron 204; Phillipsburg 219; Ellsworth 224; Goodland 309

Top 10 Finishers
1. Alex Luce, Lakin, 17:16.88; 2. Austin Ritsema, Lakin, 17:31.22; 3. Brody Deniston, Holcomb, 17:36.31; 4. Kamden Tarlton, Hoisington, 17:40.41; 5. Lance Lundine, Beloit, 17:41.70; 6. Byron Johnson, Ellsworth, 17:42.23; 7. Jeb Stoppel, Holcomb, 17:45.61; 8. Landen Leonard, Holcomb, 18:29.59; 9. Jaidon Allen, Phillipsburg, 18:36.89; 10. Cain Villasenor, Lyons, 18:40.08

Other Area Results
Cimarron: 18. Asher English, 19:16.82; 27. Trenton Briggs, 19:53.29; 39. Matrik Barranca, 20:40.68; 61. Gael Cardiel, 23:01.17; 81. Sean Hennings, 25:39.90
Holcomb: 25. Miguel Ibanez, 19:44.90; 41. Brady Sullivan, 20:46.61; 44. Jordan Roth, 21:04.01; 50. Bryson Novack, 21:39.06
Lakin: 43. Jose Acosta, 20:58.61; 52. Isaac Jaquez-Garcia, 21:45.44; 59. Eric Munson, 22:08.33
Scott City: 11. Logan Stoppel, 18:49.68; 15. Ivan Armendariz, 19:08.04; 19. Spencer Cramer, 19:19.88; 20. Bryndan Bailey, 19:26.45; 22. Kasten Wren, 19:36.11; 32. Jace Miller, 20:07.79; 37. Dylan Duff, 20:23.61
Southwestern Heights: 13. Elijah Kisner, 19:01.41; 21. Victor Testa, 19:33.02; 26. Jonathan Grimaldo, 19:47.78; 38. Connor Mitchell, 20:38.44; 46. Wyatt Friesen, 21:17.29; 53. Javier Martinez, 21:48.49

Girls
Team Scores
Norton 53; Southwestern Heights 61; Holcomb 85; Cimarron 98; Scott City 118; Hoisington 119; Lakin 138; Lyons 167

Top 10 Individual
1. Janae Fugitt, Cimarron, 21:08.35; 2. Jaelyn Rumback, Norton, 21:22.31; 3. Ozia Trujillo, Southwestern Heights, 21:39.01; 4. Savanna Rumback, Norton, 21:44.03; 5. Kynlie Crowdis, Hoisington, 21:51.49; 6. Layla Kisner, Southwestern Heights, 22:15.30; 7. Katrina Macias, Holcomb, 22:19.59; 8. Yamyle Ramirez, Lyons, 22:26.86; 9. Hailey Saucedo, Southwestern Heights, 22:31.13; 10. Jenera Ardery, Holcomb, 22:47.37

Other Area Results
Cimarron: 17. Veronica Greene, 23:43.90; 19. Gracie Millershaski, 24:04.89; 37. Alexa English, 26:02.34; 38. Evan Vath, 26:05.16
Holcomb: 15. Isabel Macias, 23:23.29; 23. Ella Parker, 24:23.80; 39. Jayln VanPelt, 26:17.26; 47. Kaya Bjurstrom, 27:11.07; 58. Patricia Barajas, 31:58.48
Lakin: 13. Jordan Ortiz, 22:54.88; 24. Anne Sophie Vanderknapp, 24:34.88; 29. Maile White, 25:23.15; 46. Josiah Ortiz, 27:09.85; 48. Elina Helwich, 27:21.10; 55. Ivy Davis, 28:56.51; 60. Abby Holmes, 36:16.25
Scott City: 11. Belle Trout, 22:47.37; 26. Hailey Shapland, 25:07.19; 30. Jayden O’Brien, 25:23.48; 32. Macy Brown, 25:33.71; 34. Kami Winderlin, 25:37.24
Southwestern Heights: 20. Cinthya Garcia, 24:09.46; 28. Jennifer Lamas, 25:24.38