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by Tony Bozarth

Kansas Regional Championships

All races 10/25/08
(Note:  Top 3 teams and top ten individuals qualify automatically.  Top five runners on
non qualifying teams qualify).  All girls race 4k, all boys race 5k.  State rankings
are from the KCCTFCA.)

Full meet results link from http://www.kansas.com/266/story/534138.html

Class 6A

Olathe North Regional @ Olathe Lake, Olathe:  As if the Kansas City area regionals were
not already brutal in 6A, two new conditions were added this year.  One, only three teams
per regional would advance, and two, the meets were held at Olathe Lake, a course featuring
wicked hills, tricky footing, and three inches of rain in the days leading up to the meet,
turning portions of the course into small ponds.  In the girls race, Erin Beck of EKL champ
Blue Valley North pulled away from a packed field late to win in 15:57, with Ellie Mohr of
Blue Valley Northwest second at 16:01. Kelli Russell (Olathe South 16:05) passed Casey Epps
(Olathe East 16:11) late for third, with Anna Roxberg (Blue Valley NW 16:12) fifth.  In the
team-race, five teams ranked in the KS state top 8 at one time or another dueled for the
three qualifing spots.  Defending 6A champ Blue Valley Northwest showed they will not let
go of the crown easily, scoring 50 to win the title.  Olathe South #8 (70) edged Olathe East #3 (72)
for second, with Blue Valley North #7 (77) fourth, and previously ranked Blue Valley (117) fifth.
    In the boys race, Michael Virgo (Blue Valley Northwest) used a big kick to run down leader Ryan
Hocker (Olathe East 17:47) and win in 17:40.  Jesse Foulk (Olathe Northwest 17:53) was third,
a tightly packed group of Blue Valley West runners led by Ben Bentely (17:59), Eric Larson (18:00)
and Justin Scot (18:00) following. Blue Valley West, last week's EKL champ, won the team title
with 56 points, edging Blue Valley Northwest (58) and #6 Olathe East (69) for the title, with
Olathe Northwest (82) fourth.

Shawnee Mission South Regional @ Olathe Lake, Olathe:  Like the Olathe North Regional, top-ranked
teams again smashed heads over the rugged course.  In the girls race, Kyra Kilwein of co-#1 Free
State (Lawrence) showed incredible strength to record a 15:51 win, with her conquerer in last
week's big Sunflower League show-down, Lisa Imgrund (Shawnee Mission Northwest 16:11) second.
Hayley Cline of team winner Shawnee Mission South was third at 16:24, with team-mate Jordyn Smith
(16:31) fourth and Kacie Schoen (Leavenworth) fifth at 16:34.  Shawnee Mission South, ranked only #6
coming in, stunned the field with five runners in the top fifteen for a 38 point total.  Sunflower
League champ Free Stae was second with 57 points,and #8 Shawnee Mission Northwest took the final
qualifying spot with 66 points, with Shawnee Mission East fourth with 96.
     In the boys race, Roy Wedge of Lawrence showed why he is one of the state meet favorites this
year by smoothly rolling to a 17:04 win with a fine late race move.  Aaron Thornburg led Shawnee
Mission Northwest to the team title in second at 17:15, with team-mate Sterling Spencer right
behind at 17:20.  Andrew Stevens (Shawnee Mission South) was fourth at 17:26 and Alex Hendee
(Shawnee Mission North) fifth at 17:29.  #1 Shawnee Mission Northwest took the team title with
four runners in the top ten and 38 points with #2 Lawrence second with 56 points.  In a tight
battle, #7 Shawnee Mission North used front-end power to score 81 points with Free State (Lawrence)
fourth with 91 and #5 Shawnee Mission South fifth with 104.

Wichita East Regional @ Cessna Activity Center, Wichita:   The #5 Derby girls sudden rise to prominence,
including a runner-up finish at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree, has been the talk of the state, and the
green-clad ladies did nothing to stop that talk Saturday on CAC's fast course.  Team-leader Laura
Burke cooked a 15:27 to edge Megan Ballinger (Goddard, 15:30) for the individual title, with
Derby's Emily Hornbeck (15:31) and Amber Groen (15:49) were third and fourth, with Laura Combs (Wichita
East, 16:14) was fifth.  Derby dominated the field, scoring 23 points to win, with Wichita East (69)
and Goddard (80) taking the other qualifying spots, with Haysville Campus (Wichita 102) fourth.
    Like Derby's girls, the #4 Haysville Campus (Wichita) boys continued and impressive season, going
1-2-3 to insure a regional title.  Brayden Barrientez (17;07), Brock Nooney (17:10) and Tre Doherty (17:14)
led the Colts, with Jake Wike (Derby 17:19) and Neil Metler (Derby 17:24) following.  Campus scored 19
points for a dominating win, with Derby (72) edging Wichita East (77) for second, with Dodge city (103) fourth.

Junction City Regional @ Milford Lake, Junction City: In a match-up of two of the top ranked-runners in the state,
Marley Crusch of Manhattan blazed a 14:42 to dominate the field, and defeat Avery Clifton of Washburn Rural (Topeka 15:01).
Clifton has run very well this fall, but missed last weeks Centennial League meet (won by Crusch) while competing in
the state tennis championships.  Dani Walker of Maize (15:18) was third, with Brianna Heikkinen (Manhattan 15:37) fourth
Rachal Graff (Washburn Rural 16:04) fifth.  Co-#1 Manhattan dominated the field, winning with 33 points, with
Washburn Rural second with 48 points and Maize third with 69.  Wichita Heights was fourth with 113.
   Freshman Jacob Morgan led #8 Washburn Rural (Topeka) to the team title, winning in 16:53 over the hilly Milford Lake course.  Zach Retta (Manhattan) was second at 17:07,
with Aaron Pope (17:16) adding to Washburn's strong run in third.  Rajarshi Bhakta (Junction City) was fourth at
17:26 and Chris Penner (Maize) fifth at 17:27.  Washburn Rural scored 53 to edge #3 Manhattan (55) in a tight team
battle, with Maize third (63) and Junction City (91) fourth. 

Class 5A
Bishop Carroll Regional @ Lake Afton, Wichita:  Mackenzie Maki (Kapaun-Mt. Carmel, Wichita) led her Crusader team
to the team title by winning the Lake Afton regional in 14:56.  Maki, an out-of-state move in this year, continues
to make her mark on KS cross country.  Paige Miller (15:33) and Brook Vining (15:44), Valley Center team-mates, were
second and third, with Jenna Stanbrough (Emporia) fourth at 15:57.  Valerie Bland (Arkansas City) was fifth at 16:12.
#3 Kapuan Mt. Carmel dominated the team race with 33 points, with #2 Bishop Carroll (Wichita) edging #5 Emporia 74-76 for second.
Valley Center was a heart-breaking fourth with 77 points.
    Kyle Glasgow (Kapuan Mt. Carmel) ran to a 17:07 victory in the boys race, with Clint Kessler (Wichita West) second at 17:19
Cliff Kissling (17:31) and David Thor (17:45) ran 3-4 for team champ Bishop Carroll, with Tavo Dikin (Emporia) fifth at
17:46. #2 Bishop Carroll dominated the team race, scoring 34 points, with #5 Emporia (62) edging #3 Kapaun Mt. Carmel (64) for second,
with Valley Center fourth with 100. 

Bonner Springs Regional @ Wyandotte County Lake, Kansas City:  Ashley Washburn cruised to a 15:37 victory, leading her#1 St.
Thomas Aquinas (Overland Park) team-mates to seven of the first 8 places.  Only Maggie Hair (Bishop Miege, Shawnee Mission)
in second (16:30) spoiled the Saints party, with Jenna Belliner (16:41), Amanda Pigott (16:42) and Emily DeLong (16:52) going
3-4-5 for Aquinas.  The Lady Saints scored 19 points to win, with #8 Bishop Miege (54) second and Mill Valley (Shawnee, 78)
third.  Pittsburg was fourth with 98 points, as only four schools fielded full teams.
    As in the girls race, the boys race was an STA show.  PJ Greer (16:34), Kyle Hanson (17:08) and Ben Grace (17:12) went
1-2-3 for #1 Aquinas, with Brooks Ballou (Bonner Springs 17:34) and David Beckenhauer (Pittsburg 17:45) 4-5.  Aquinas scored 24
points to win, with Bonner Springs second with 63, and Mill Valley third with 80.  Bishop Miege was a non-qualifying fourth
with 114.

Topeka West Regional @ Stateland Park, Topeka:  Caroline Hale of Shawnee Heights (Topeka) showed great power, bursting
to a 15:24 victory at hilly Stateland Park.  April Onnen of team champ  Seaman (Topeka) was second at 16:05, with Clarissa Johnson
(Gardner-Edgerton) third at 16:14.  Hannah Law of Seaman (16:21) was fourth and Tisianina Whitetree (Topeka West) fifth
at 16:29. #4 Seaman scored 35 points with four runners in the top eight, with Shawnee Heights second with 49.  Lansing (60)
edged Gardner-Edgerton (66) for the third qualifying spot to state.  As at Wyanotte Lake, only four full teams ran.
    Brandon Craig (Lansing) continued his fine season, winning the boys title in 17:03, with Mitch Loring (Gardner-Edgerton) second
at 17:14.  Kyle Sieve led Seaman to the team title, finishing third at 17:26, with Caleb Laird (Gardner-Edgerton) fourth at
17:35 and Jacob Bull (Shawnee Heights) fifth at 17:39.  Seaman scored 53 points to edge Gardner-Edgertons' 56 for the team
title, with #4 Topeka West third with 60, and #6 Shawnee Heights (Topeka) fourth with 79. 

Great Bend Regional:  Rubi Torrez of host Great Bend cruised at 16:20 4k to win the individual girls title at Great Bend,
and led her #6 Great Bend team to the title.  Kyle Gaughan of Hays was second at 16:41, with Andrea Nowak (McPherson) third
at 16:55, Madeline Kasra (Hays) fourth at 17:00 and Alissa Heilman (Great Bend) fifth at 17:06.  Great Bend put four
scorers in the top ten to win with 40 points, with #7 McPherson second (65) and Hays (71) edging Newton (79) for the final state
  In a stunning boys finish, Adam Porter (McPherson 16:23) and Josh Munsch (Hays 16:24) reportedly both went air-borne in a
final dive for the tape for the regional title, with Porter just getting the edge.  Cameron Sprauge (Hutchinson, 16:49) was
third, with Morgan Riggs (Liberal 17:05) and Jose Garcia (Great Bend 17:37) following.  Liberal (44) packed well to take the
team title, with #7 McPherson (70) second and #8 Great Bend and Hutchinson (90) tying for third, with Great Bend winning the tie
breaker with freshman Maurice Uribe-Martin's 31st place finish making the difference.
Gaughan of Hays second at 16:41. 

Class 4A

Parsons Regional @ Big Hill Reservoir, Parsons: No girls times were reported, but the following were the top five finishers: 1) Molly Milbourn

(El Dorado), 2) Elise Terrell (Rose Hill), 3) Michaela Bauer (Girard), 4) Taylor Carlson

(Rose Hill), and 5) Reagan Rockers (Anderson County). In a tight team race #7 El Dorado scored

73 to win from Rose Hill (80) with Anderson County (98) edging tightly packed Circle (Towanda)

for the last spot at state.

In a big boys match-up of state favorites, Thomas O' Connell (Andover) ran 16:47 for an impressive win over the Mulvane

pack. Mulvane packed in the next four finishers with David Roberts (17:09), Nikki Trooien-Smith (17:33), Wyatt James (17:33),

and Nick Lockwood (17:54). #1 Mulvane dominated the team race with 23 points. In a tight battle for the remaining state

spots, Iola (122) edged Circle (123) for second, with Andover (131) and #7 El Dorado (136) also in the hunt.

Bonner Springs Regional @ Wyandotte County Lake: In a match-up of the #1 (Baldwin) and #2 (DeSoto) ranked girls teams in 4A,

Ellie Sheridan (DeSoto 15:43) and Corinna Papps (Baldwin 15:49) waged a tremendous battle for the single digit to start

their teams off. Lacey Erickson (DeSoto, 15:57) was third, with Bridgette McCormick (St. James, Lenexa, 16:19) fourth.

Calleigh Durr (Baldwin was fifth at 16:23). In the team race, Baldwin packed six runners into the top eleven to score 30 points

for the win. DeSoto was a strong second with 43 points, with St. James (Lenexa, 114 points) edging Tonganoxie (120) and Paola

(120) for the last spot at state.

In the boys race, Tony Weiss (sophomore 16:48) and Brian Wright,(freshman 17:16) gave #2 Baldwin a nasty 1-2 underclass

punch to start the race. Colin Jokish (17:18) led #4 DeSoto in third, with Mike Gamerl (Paola 17:23) fourth, and Conner Wright

(Baldwin, 17:35) fifth. Baldwin dominated the team scoring with six top 20 finishers, including four in the top ten, and scored

23 points. #5 Paola (58) edged #4 DeSoto (61) for second, with Louisburg fourth (149).

Bishop Carroll Regional @ Lake Afton,Wichita: Pratt freshman Cheynne Becker cruised 15:47 to win the Lake Afton regional

comfortably from Michell Babb of Clearwater (15:59). Katrina Kaus (Colby, 16:12), Brittani May (Clearwater, 16:26) and

Shelby Nelson (Buhler, 16:32) completed the top five. In the team race, #5 Buhler packed well to score 60 points and

take the team title. #4 Clearwater was second with 75 in essentially a two team race for the title. In the battle

for third, Andale scored 112 to defeat Independent (Wichita, 122) for the spot at state.

In the boys race Drew Akler (Cheney, 17:44) and Herber Jiminez (Hugoton, 17:49) dueled for the individual title with Akler

pulling away to win. Paul Harris (Pratt, 17:59), Seth Alstrom (Cheney, 18:06) and Jake Campbell (Independent, Wichita, 18:07)

completed the top five. In a close, exciting team race decided deep in the field, Independent scored 97 to narrowly

take the title from Pratt (102). Ulysses (117) edged Hugoton (122) for the last ticket for state.

Royal Valley Regional @ Hoyt: Brianna Briggs of Wamego, one of the 4A state favorites, ripped to a 15:47 victory over a

tough field. Leah Haden (Concordia) was second in 15:57,leading a strong chase pack including Taryn Brees (Jefferson County

West 16:02), Haley Steffen (Abilene, 16:05) and Kristin Strecker (Hayden, Topeka 16:08). In the team race, #3 Wamego

packed three into the top ten to win the team title with 48 points. # 6 Clay Center was a clear second with 66 points,

while Abiline (97) shaded Hayden (Topeka, 119) for third.

In the boys race, #3 Wamego dominated, putting three runners in the top five. Riley Woodward, led the Wamego charge,

winning in 16:47, with Husdon Phillip (3rd 17:20) and Tanner Spreer (5th 17:33) also in the top five. Russell Frakes (Hiawatha)

was second at 16:53 and Chris Atlakson (Hiawatha, 17:28) fourth. Wamego won the teaem title with 23 points. Hiawatha was

second with 61 points, while #8 Santa Fe Trail (Carbondale) scored 95 to edge # 6 Clay Center (99) for the trip to state.

Class 3A

Pleasanton/Jayhawk-Linn Regional @ Mound City: Kimberty Smith (16:27) and Jasmine King (16:32) ran 1-2 for team winner Northern

Heights (Allen), ranked #6. Cally Aspergren (Osage City, 16:43), Kesley Vinson (Eureka, 16:52) and Kristin Tippin (Kansas

City Christian, Prairie Village, 17:17) completed the top five. Northern Heights (42) edged tightly packed KC Christian (45)

for the team title, with Burlington third (73) over Osage City (101).

In the boys racem, Nick Anning (KC Christian) cruised to a 16:27 win, with Jake Spence (Baxter Springs) second at 16:50.

Ethan Van Zant (Central Heights, Richmond, 17:14) edged Derek Poor (Wellsville, 17:17) for third, with Nate Reznicek (Burlington)

fifth at 17:27. #8 KC Christian dominated the team race with six runners after Anning between 10th and 20th, scoring 47 points.

Wellsville was second with 99 points, with cherokee-Southeast (106) edging Osage City (107) for the third state spot.

Southeast of Saline Regional @ Assaria: Amanda Callaway of Belle Plaine, one of the 3A state favorites, dominated the individual race,

dashing to a margin of almost a minute with her 15:32 run. Morgan Trible (Remington) was second at 16:21, with Casie

Greenlee (Sedgwick) third at 16:31. Shanae Porter (Beloit, 16:42) and Shelby Smithhisler (Belle Plaine, 16:50) completed the

top five. #3 Belle Plaine put four runners into the top ten to win with 32 points. #2 Southeast of Saline (Assaria) was second with

58 points, while #4 Whitewater-Remington took third with 70 points, well up on fourth place Marion (155).

Trask Engel (17:33) and Max McClure (17:55) ran 1-2 for top-ranked Southeast of Saline in the boys race to lead their team

to victory. Andrew Labenz (Trinity, Hutchinson 17:58) was third, with Ryan Jones (Marion 18:17 fourth) and Colton Mosiman (Sedgwick) fifth

(18:19). Southeast put three runners in the top ten and scored 70 points to win, with #3 Trinity (Hutchinson) second with 85, edging

#6 Ellsworth (88), with #4 Hillsboro a non-qualifying fourth (98) in a brutal team race.

Riley County Regional @ Leaonardville Golf Course: Kylie Graves of Rossville cruised to a 16:30 triumph, with Gentry Linscott

(Atchison County) also under 17:00 at 16:52. Emily Collins led team winner Riley County in third at 17:11, with Haley Wellman

(Horton) fouth at 17:31 and Alissa Ruggle (Riley County) edging twin Kalry for fifth (both 17:44). #1 Riley County dominated

with five runners in the top ten to win with 25 points. Rossvielle was second with 72, with Mission Valley (Eskridge) outpointing

Jefferson County North 89-104 for the state berth.

Jerod Barker (Silver Lake) pulled away from Jason Martin (Herington) for a 17:27 to 17:34 win in the boys race. Peter Ruby

(Silver Lake) was third at 18:21, with Grady Goff (Riley County 18:30) and Andam Pineau (Pleasant Ridge 18:34) in fourth and

fifth. Herington scored 55 to upset #5 Riley County (56) for the team title, with Jefferson County North (60) outscoring Silver Lake (82)

for third.

Cimarron Regional: Laura Lee Baird of Norton dominated the ladies race, cruising to a 16:23 triumph, almost a minute up on Kara

Jo Jones, also from Norton (17:18). Janelyn Reimer (Cimarron) was third at 17:19, with Brittney Haynes (Sterling) fourth

at 17:20. Abby Bainter (17:32) in fifth was the third Norton runner in the top five, helping the #5 Bluejays to a 36 point

total and the team win. #7 Medicine Lodge (80) edged lakin (83) for second, while Ellinwood (100) was fourth.

Zach Bainter of Norton continued the Bluejays success, winning the boys title at 16:35 over Sam Leake of Sterling (16:51).

Ryder Eakin (Larned) was a close third at 16:55, with Devin Roberts (Sterling) fourth at 17:02 and Enrique Sanchez (Southwestern

Heights, Plains) fifth at 17:12. #2 ranked Holcomb packed well to win the regional title with 49 points, with defending state

champ and #7 ranked Sterling second with 62 points. Lakin scored 77 to edge Norton by two for the state spot.

Class 2A

Washington County Regional @ Cedar Hills Golf Course: Karly Van Campen (16:31) and Kenzi George (17:05) ran 1-2 for Clifton-Clyde

with Jacklyn Sheets (Republic County 17:06) and Samantha Good (Washington County 17:06) close behind. Kelsey Keefer (Republic

County) was fifth at 17:20. In the team race, #6 Republic County scored 43 to overcome #8 Clifton-Clyde's 1-2 punch (51) for the

team title. #5 Alma-Wabaunsee was third with 78 to take third from Jackson Heights (Holton, 88).

In boys action, Cory Keehn (Jackson Heights) ran to a 17:45 win, with Cody Miller (Wathena) second at 17:56. Mark Mock (Washington

County 18:10), Jimmy Phitts (Republic County 18:15) and Danny Turner (Jackson Heights 18:35) completed the top five. Washington County

#3 Jackson Heights tied for the team title with 64 points, with Washington winning the tie-breaker. #6 Republic County

was third with 81 points, with Wathena fourth with 107.

Pleasanton/ Jayhawk-Linn Regional @ Mound City: Katelyn Henderson of Olpe ran off to a 15:47 triumph, with Julie Dorneker (Cottonwood Falls) winning a tight race for second in 16:21 from Alison Bailey (16:26) and Bethany Zarda (16:31) of Maranatha Academy (Shawnee). Jenny Nevenschwander (Lyndon 16:54) 5th. #3 Maranatha Academy dominated the team scoreing with 5 runners in the top 10 scorers and 23 points. St. Mary's-Colgan (Pittsburg) was second with 45 points, and Olpe third with 56 as Central-Burden was fourth with 104.

In the boys race Dylan Sicka of Yates Center zipped to a 16:28 triumph, with Austin Bogina of Arma-Northeast second at 16:51. Ben Mazurek of St. Mary's Colgan was third in 17:08 ahead of the Maranatha Academy duo of Mitch Heller (17:08) and Scott McCracken (17:10). In team scoring #2 ranked Maranatha scored 40 to win, with co-#8 Olpe second with 69 points and St. Mary's Colgan third with 94. Central-Burden was again fourth with 115.

Meade Regional: Lauren Carter of Elkhart dominated the race, winning in 17:01, with Aubrie Neises of Oxford second at 17:28. Lacy Bookstore of Elkhart was third in 17:50 ahead of Gentry Hibbard (Sublette, 17:59) with Lauren Pickens (Peabody-Burns 18:03) fifth. In a close team race Berean Academy (Elbing) took the title with 35 points, ahead of Oxford (42) and #4 Johnson-Stanton County (44).

In the boys race Eric Ruth continued Johnson-Stanton County's long tradition of distance running, winning in 18:06 from freshman Seph Iman (Elkhart, 18:13). Levi Delissa (Meade 18:14) and Joshia Busenitz (Berean, 18:17) made it close for second, with Arlan Newby (Berean 18:22) fifth. #1 Berean Academy packed three runners in the top ten to win with 39 points, with #7 Johnson-Stanton County second with 54, edging #4 Peabody-Burns on the tiebreaker. #5 Meade was a non-qualifying fourth with 79 in a loaded regional.

Smith Center Regional: Jillian Stratman led a Bennington charge to the team title, winning the individual race easily in 16:26. Hayley Wolf of Ellis was second at 17:04, edging Allie Balderston of Sacred Heart (Salina, 17:07). Sarah Faerber of Sacred Heart was fourth at 17:33, with Kaityln Wolf of Bennington fifth at 17:44. #1 ranked Bennington dominated the team race with 37 points. A tremendous race for the other qualifying spots saw Sacred Heart score 60 to edge Minneapolis (61) for second with #2 Osborne scoring 65 for fourth and knocked out of the state meet.

In the boys race, Andrew Richards of Oberlin ran to a 18:24 triumph, with the Minneapolis trio of Collin Trickle (18:36), Garrett Daugherty (18:36) and Dillon Hackett (19:01) going 2-3-4. Ryan Pfannenstiel (Wakeeney) was fifth at 19:19. Minneapolis used it's front end power to score 56 for the title, holding off fast closing Sacred Heart (58) with Wakeeney third (65). #8 Bennington was fourth with 90 points.

Class 1A

Riley County Regional @ Leonardville Golf Course:  Hillary Callaway (Rock Hills) took the individual
title with a run of 17:26, pulling away from Allie Henry (Blue Valley 17:40) and Hannah
Simpson (Troy 17:41).  Hana Speaks (Troy 18:11) and Kendra Alcorn (Rock Hills 18:18) rounded
out the top five.  In the team race, #8 Rock Hills scored 28 to edge Troy (30) in a close race.
Pike Valley (38) took the final team berth from Wakefield (41).
    In the boys race, Jordan Becker (18:40) and Jerell Nightingale (18:59) gave Centralia
a 1-2 finish, with Matt Koch (18:59) and Grant Weber (19:39) going 3-4 for Frankfort.  Pike Valley's
Thomas Rugg was fifth at 20:00.  #8 Frankfort pulled a big upset, scoring 19 points to top #5
Centralia's 30.  Bishop Seabury of Lawrence scored 53 to shade Tescott (60) for third.

Grinnell-Wheatland Regional @ Grainfield:  Rachel Renken of Downs-Lakeside pulled away to a
16:23 victory, with Kennedy Schneider (Tribune) a clear second in 16:46.  Jasmine Dixon (Tribune)
was third in 17:15, with Megan Hake (Tipton, 17:23) fourth and Madison Moser (Tribune 17:30)
fifth.  #2 Tribune dominated the team race, scoring 14 points.  #5 Lincoln was second with
34 points. while #4 Hoxie (57) outpointed Quinter (67) for third.
    No times were reported for the boys race, with Drake Reynolds from Kensington-ThunderRidge winning.
Second and third went to the Tribune duo of Isaac Wilson and Kellum Schneider, with Andrew Gasper
(Tipton) fourth and James Farris (Lincoln) fifth.  #2 ranked Tribune set a big showdown
at State with Ness City, winning with 18 points.  Grinnell-Wheatland was second with 56 points,
edging Hoxie (58), with Quinter  (73) fourth.

Wichita East Regional @ Cessna Activity Center, Wichita:  The #1 Burrton ladies showed their
ranking is no fluke, going 1-2-3 with Kailey Gardner (16:23), Valerie Wallstein (16:56) and
Maria Fernandez (17:18) leading the charge.  Italy Loving (Colony-Crest) was fourth at 17:18
with another Burrton runner, Meghan Navarro (17:42) fifth.  Burrton dominated the team race
with 11 points.  Goessel was second with 45 points, while Colony-Crest (60) edged Langdon-Fairfield (61)
and #6 Stafford (62) in a thrilling race for state.
    Ben Henson from Norwich cruised to a 17:59 triumph in the boys race with Jordan Dahlke (Quivira Heights 18:11) pulling away for second from Brennan McNickle (Stafford 18;16) and Isaac Williams (Pretty Prairie 18:19).  Jared Reimer (Goessel) was fifth at 18:42.  Team-wise Pretty Prairie cruised to the team titel with 25 points, while Goessel (41) edged Stafford (45) for second, with Colony-Crest fourth with 77.

Meade Regional: Kelly Pfannenstiel (Ness City) dominated this race, running 16:43 to win by

over a minute. Kayla Thomas (South Gray 17:48) out ran Chelsey Swim (Skyline, Pratt 17:58) for

second, with Jessica Eaton (Minneola 18:30) fourth and Katie Morgan (Deerfield 19:19) fifth.

#3 Minneola won the four deep scoring with 26 points, while #7 South Gray (41) edged Macksville (42) for second

with Deerfield fourth with 52.

Colton McNinch led a strong effort from top-ranked Ness City, winning the individual title

by a wide margin in 17:16. Weston Koehn of South Gray was second at 17:51, with Ness City

putting in the next six runners with Kyle Calvin (17:54), Dustin Schuler (18:35) and Josh Snodgrass

(18:41) rounding out the top five. Ness City dominated the team race with 13 points. #3 South Gray

was second with 45 points, while #6 Haviland (52) edged Ingalls (57) for the final state berth.