The Cross Country team is traveling to Burrton today to run in the Heart of the Plains League meet.
The girls are looking for their third straight league championship. The boys are looking for their fifth straight. There will be many rival teams there that they have faced this season already. They include teams like Central Christian, Burrton, Norwich, Stafford and Fairfield.
“I feel pretty good about League,” senior Madison Tyler said. “We have been working really well as a team and have improved a lot over the course of the season.”
At the Sterling meet last week the majority of the team got new personal records. Juniors Erik Ghumm and Colby Shriver, and freshman Jackson Wallace all medaled for the boys with 16th, 25th and 19th place finishes, respectively. For the girls, Tyler and sophomore Katelynn McGraw also medaled with 20th and 25th place finishes, respectively. Neither team placed, but there were over a dozen teams there including 4A and 5A schools.
“I feel like we’re working hard and we’re glad that St. John is now 1A,” Wallace said. “I believe that if we keep working hard then we will have a good chance at going to State.”
The team will travel to Meade on October 21 for the regional meet and hopes to travel to Wamego on October 28 for State.