The EHS cross country teams competed at the Wamego Invitational on Saturday in their second race of the season.

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