cross country gets ready for state

This past Saturday the cross country team ran 1A Regionals at Meade and both the boys’ and girls’ teams advanced to State. The boys finished second behind Macksville while the girls finished third behind Macksville and Dighton.

“I think they all did extremely well,” head coach Lynette Freeman said.

Junior Colin Kumberg ran the fastest time for the boys with a time of 20:33.72. He finished ninth overall. Other runners who finished in the top 20 were sophomore Jared Shriver, senior Khaleb Cason and junior Bryce McKennon. The other runners who ran at Meade were sophomores Kendall Davidson and Jarod DeWeese. Kumberg and Shriver also advanced individually.

The best time for the girls was ran by freshman Madison Tyler, who finished seventh with a time of 19:35.41. Sophomores Madalyn Owens and Mackenzie Cason and junior Miranda Ghumm also finished in the top 20. Junior Brianna Neifert also ran. Tyler and Owens moved on as individuals.

“I expect at least four of them to medal individually,” Freeman said about the state meet.

The runners are excited and have high expectations themselves.

“I am excited to spend time with my team and seeing how we do,” Shriver said.

State will be held at the Wamego Country Club on Nov. 1.

The boys will run at 11:30 a.m. and the girls will run at 12:30 p.m.

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