The El Dorado Wildcats hosted their home invitational at Bluestem Point at El Dorado Lake.
It was quite cool at the course and the temperature was in the 40s. Even though the wind was fairly light, it still felt chilly coming off the lake.
“I think that the cool temperatures helped our runners hold an aggressive pace that allowed them to run at or near a PR pace,” said El Dorado coach David Herrs.
Ten of the 12 El Dorado runners who competed in the meet set new PRs.
The other two were within 10 seconds of doing so.
“I can’t ask for better results. We are very proud of how we ran today. We always go over the results on the bus ride on the way home from meets; there was a lot of clapping and congratulating going on,” said Herrs.
The El Dorado meet has become tough, and in spite of the Wildcat PRs, they were unable to score very well in the team standings.
In both varsity races, the course record was broken.
On the girls side the record held by El Dorado’s Molly Milbourn set in 2010 at 14:21.31 was broken by Kaelyn Balch of Bishop Carroll with a time of 14:11.50.
For the boys, the record held by Adam Porter of McPherson set in 2009 with a time of 15:38.91 was broken by Brandon Lewis of Derby with a time of 15:37.97.
The Wildcats have now entered their postseason. El Dorado competes at the league meet this Thursday in Rose Hill.
El Dorado will compete at Regionals on Oct. 20 at Lake Afton as Wichita-Bishop Carroll hosts the meet.
The girls race begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the boys at 12:30 p.m.
The teams competing at regionals are as follows: Altamont-Labette County, Augusta, Baxter Springs, Clearwater, Columbus, El Dorado, Independence, Mulvane, Parsons, Rose Hill, Towanda-Circle, Wellington, Wichita-Collegiate, Wichita-Trinity Academy, Winfield
El Dorado Results C-team Boys – 58 runners
Bill Crowley 24:32 50th PR (by 1:38)
JV Boys – 91 runners
Tanner Clites 19:47 68th PR (by :51)
Varsity Girls – 110 runners
Faith Hadley 16:35 54th PR (by :05)
Tori Gricol 17:42 85th PR (by :17)
Katy Swan 18:57 103rd PR (by :10)
Varsity Boys – 128 runners
Sam Haines 17:19 53rd meet/course PR (by :54)
John Scott 17:35 65th PR (by :15)
Breck Towner 17:52 80th PR (by :37)
Donavan Whitfield 18:48 111th meet PR (by :44), course PR (by :21)
Jacob Anders 19:19 119th PR (by 1:53)
Jacob Harding 19:24 120th PR (by :47)
Page 2 of 2 - Trey Duran 19:52 122nd PR (by :41)
Varsity Boys Team Results 1 Wichita North 61, 2 St Thomas Aquinas 79, 3 Kapaun Mt Carmel 112, 4 Winfield 135, 5 Derby 150, 6 Wichita South 196, 7 Great Bend 207, 8 Campus 212, 9 Garden City 246, 10 Bishop Carroll 293, 11 Wichita Southeast 330, 12 Wichita East 332, 13 Junction City 334, 14 Goddard 374, 15 Hutchinson 377, 16 Wichita Northwest 377, 17 Newton 408, 18 El Dorado 423, 19 McPherson 465