The EHS Wildcats cross country teams ran at Newton on Saturday.

The EHS Wildcats cross country teams ran at Newton on Saturday.

“The weather was much cooler than it has been recently. I hope our level of training and the favorable weather conditions help us maintain an improved pace,” said EHS head coach David Herrs.

The Wildcats were only able to field a full team on the boys varsity which finished 9th overall in a strong field.

“We had 18 runners compete today, 12 of them had a PR, two others had course PRs. I thought we had a pretty good day,” said Herrs.

Jolie Howland finished 5th in the varsity race at 15:49.

“This is a tough meet. There are several good, solid teams that finished ahead of us,” said Herrs.

Jacob Anders placed 19th overall at 17:25 and Breck Towner was 25th at 17:31.

“After having a good day, I hope our runners are excited about our remaining season,” said Herrs.

The Wildcats host their home meet this week at Bluestem Point, then they run at the league meet followed by regionals.

“I hope we are encouraged and enter next week ready to have a great week of practice in anticipation of our home meet,” said Herrs.

Results: Newton Invitational Oct 5, 2013 Centennial Park

Runner Final Time Final Place Honors

C-team Boys – 94 runners

Dustin Montgomery 21:56 44th new PR (by :06), Keagan Wilson 23:07 65th new PR (by 4:03), Zane Carson 23:23 70th new PR (by :45), Mason Holmes 25:11 86th new PR (1:26)

JV Girls – 112 runners

Shelbie Storrer 22:29 97th, Sally Rowell 26:07 111th

JV Boys – 76 runners

Tyler Michaelis 20:00 44th new PR (by 1:03), Tanner Clites 21:00 60th

Varsity Girls – 84 runners

Jolie Howland 15:49 5th medalist new PR (by :33), Faith Hadley 16:47 27th tied course PR, Tori Gricol 16:58 33rd new PR (by :44), Caitlynn Hamilton 18:34 71st new PR (by :13)

Varsity Boys – 86 runners

Jacob Anders 17:25 19th medalist new PR (by :32), Breck Towner 17:31 25th new PR (by :21), Tim Kemboi 19:11 69th, Dylan McAdoo 19:14 71st new PR (by :28), Jacob Harding 19:29 74th course PR (by :44), Kyle Thomas 19:37 76th new PR (by :57)

Team Scores Varsity Boys

1 Free State 53, 2 Washburn Rural 77, 3 Wichita North 90, 4 Liberal 94, 5 Wamego 142, 6 Newton 190, 7 Wichita East 196, 8 Dodge City 209, 9 El Dorado 243, 10 Goddard 247, 11 Goddard Eisenhower 271, 12 McPherson 282.