The El Dorado Wildcats Cross Country teams competed in the Regional meet at Lake Afton near Goddard.

The El Dorado Wildcats Cross Country teams competed in the Regional meet at Lake Afton near Goddard.

The Wildcats were not able to field a full girls team, so the Lady Wildcats did not have the opportunity to qualify for state as a team, only individually.

Faith Hadley was the Wildcats top finisher in 21st, just outside state qualification.

The El Dorado boys team finished 5th, an improvement for the Wildcats as a whole who finished 9th at last year’s regional.

“Although this year we were at a different course with different competition, I feel like we’ve made improvements. I feel like our boys competed for their places the entire race, especially the last 800 meters. I hope we can build off this finish and run more in the offseason, with an eye on an even better finish next year,” said El Dorado head coach David Herrs.

Sam Haines qualified as an individual. He finished 13th, and he was one of the top 5 finishers from a non-automatically qualifying team.

“Sam is a senior and he has worked hard for us. So it is nice to see him get a chance to run at the state meet. I am happy for him,” said Herrs.

The state meet will be next Saturday at Wamego.

Results:

Runner Final Time Final Place Honors

4A Girls – 69 runners

Faith Hadley 17:13 21st

Tori Gricol 18:42 42nd

Katy Swan 19:35 56th

4A Boys – 81 runners

Sam Haines 17:53 13th qualified for state meet

John Scott 18:30 21st

Breck Towner 18:35 24th

Donavan Whitfield 19:02 30th

Jacob Harding 19:54 48th

Tanner Clites 21:08 66th

Jacob Anders 21:15 67th

4A BOYS Total

1 Mulvane 34 2 4 7 9 12 22 30 Total Time: 1:25:15.00 Average: 17:03.00

2 Winfield 43 1 3 6 16 17 27 42 Total Time: 1:25:55.00 Average: 17:11.00

3 Altamont-Labette County 97 10 18 20 23 26 35 47 Total Time: 1:31:44.00 Average: 18:20.80

4 Rose Hill 119 5 8 29 38 39 46 53 Total Time: 1:32:41.00 Average: 18:32.20

5 El Dorado 129 13 21 24 28 43 59 60 Total Time: 1:33:54.00 Average: 18:46.80

6 Clearwater 156 11 15 36 44 50 52 54 Total Time: 1:35:42.00 Average: 19:08.40

7 Wichita Trinity Academy 162 14 31 32 40 45 71 Total Time: 1:35:56.00 Average: 19:11.20

8 Baxter Springs 218 19 25 41 61 72 Total Time: 1:44:34.00 Average: 20:54.80

9 Augusta 243 33 48 49 51 62 67 Total Time: 1:41:43.00 Average: 20:20.60

10 Towanda-Circle 276 34 57 58 63 64 69 70 Total Time: 1:44:09.00 Average: 20:49.80

11 Independence 279 37 55 56 65 66 68 Total Time: 1:44:34.00 Average: 20:54.80