Girls’ cross country places second at State

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(From left) Grace Aitken, 10, Mady Nestor, 10, Cristina Roe, 11, Katy Trumble, 10, Veronica Sowder, 9, and Morgan Schaefer, 11, pose with their trophy. The team placed second at the State meet in Wamego, Kan. on Oct. 29. Photo by C. Kasitz

by Collin Kasitz and Brandon Rimer

On Oct. 29 the girls’ cross country team went up to Wamego to run a 4k in the state cross-country championship meet.  The team placed second with a score of 91 points, right behind the winners Baldwin, who scored 65 points.  Twelve teams qualified for the event, as well as other individual runners.

“I wish I would have done better because this was our last year in 4A, and it will be a lot harder next year,” Mady Nestor, 10, said.  “(My favorite part about cross country) has been hanging out with the team because it’s fun and we always mess around.”

Morgan Schaefer, 11, led the Mavericks with tenth place and right behind her came Nestor in thirteenth place.  Grace Aitken, 10, Katy Trumble, 10, Cristina Roe, 11, and Veronica Sowder, 9, were also on the team.    

“I feel really sad that cross country ended, but I am looking forward to track,” Schaefer said. 

 

(From left) Grace Aitken, 10, Mady Nestor, 10, Cristina Roe, 11, Katy Trumble, 10, Veronica Sowder, 9, and Morgan Schaefer, 11, pose with their trophy. The team placed second at the State meet in Wamego, Kan. on Oct. 29. Photo by C. Kasitz