The EHS cross country teams competed at the Wamego Invitational on Saturday in their second race of the season.
The Wildcats were only able to field a full team at the boys’ varsity level.
El Dorado had a solid showing at one of the toughest courses on their schedule.
“After feeling like we got off to a good start last week at our first meet. I feel like we made progress and took another slight step forward this week. We have had more runners near the front so far this season. We also have a few ‘packs’ of runners who run together and help each other go,” said EHS head coach David Herrs.
Caitlynn Hamilton finished 11th in the JV girls race and was a medalist.
For the varsity girls freshman phenom Jolie Howland grabbed a 6th place finish, medaling and setting a new PR by 18 seconds.
“We seem to be running a little better early in races, and I think we are better at maintaining an appropriate pace during the race,” said Herrs.
The EHS varsity boys were led by John Scott who finished 16th with a PR of 1:04, Jacob Anders finished 17th with a PR of 2 seconds, Breck Towner placed 20th with a PR of 37 seconds, each of the top 3 runners for El Dorado were medalists.
“Our varsity boys were very close to earning a team medal (top 4). We were one point away from 4th, and lost a tie-breaker for 5th. We finished 6th out of 19 as a team at the varsity at the varsity boys level,” said Herrs.
Overall all EHS had 4 medalists and 8 personal records at Wamego.
EHS will have a short turnaround this week travelling to Buhler on Thursday.
JV Girls – 82 runners
Caitlynn Hamilton 19:23 11th medalist, Sally Rowell 26:43 77th
JV Boys – 162 runners
Tyler Michaelis 21:11 34th, Dustin Montgomery 22:02 46th new PR (by 1:12), Mason Holmes 26:37 141st, Keagan Wilson 27:10 144th
Varsity Girls – 96 runners
Jolie Howland 16:31 6th medalist new PR (by :18), Tori Gricol 18:20 46th course PR (by 1:16), Faith Hadley 18:54 61st
Varsity Boys – 129 runners
John Scott 17:57 16th medalist course PR (by 1:04), Jacob Anders 17:57 17th medalist new PR (by :02), Breck Towner 18:00 20th medalist course PR (by :37), Tim Kemboi 19:17 54th new PR (by :22), Jacob Harding 19:18 56th new PR (by :06), Dylan McAdoo 19:43 65th, Kyle Thomas 20:49 96th
Wamego Invitational Sept 14, 2013 Team Scores Varsity Boys (4A) 1 Baldwin 45, 2 DeSoto 86, 3 Wamego 139, 4 Mulvane 160, 5 Ulysses 161, 6 El Dorado 161, 7 Andale 176, 8 Hugoton 179, 9 Clay Center 212, 10 Rose Hill 246, 11 Eudora 278, 12 Topeka Hayden 326, 13 Abilene 340, 14 Chapman 388, 15 Concordia 436, 16 Clearwater 438, 17 St George-Rock Creek 460, 18 Meriden-Jeff West 484, 19 Colby 494
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