Cross country girls compete at Wamego
The Baldwin High School cross country girls were involved in a tough race at the Wamego Invitational on Saturday.
In the varsity results, senior Megan Noonan ran a time of 12:23 to earn her a second-place finish. Freshman Erica Ogle, only about a minute behind Noonan, came in ninth place. A time of 13:44 brought sophomore Kayla Pringle in at 24th. Senior Shawna Trarbach ran a 14:06 and placed 35th. Eleven seconds later freshman Michelle Pressgrove crossed the finish line in 40th. Sophomore Abby Hofmeier came in 66th with a time of 15:01, and junior Janelle Regnier placed 75th with a time of 15:20.
"We did outstanding as a team for our first meet. Wamego is a tough meet and having the top five teams in the state there didn't make the race any easier," Trarbach said. "Also only having two returning varsity runners made the meet an experience for all."
The first junior varsity runner to cross the finish line from Baldwin was freshman Leah Clay, who placed 12th with a time of 15:21. Sisters battling in this course were 15th place finisher Katy Frerking, freshman, with a time of 15:26, and sister Nicki Frerking, a junior, who was 33 seconds behind placing 21st. Other sisters battling were twin freshmen Leslie and Anna Gillispie, who placed 34th at 16:36 and 36th at 16:47, respectively. Sophomore Kora Anderson placed 46th with a time of 17:28 while sophomore Grace Roach had a time of 17:36 and a place of 48th. Ten seconds behind her was senior DeAnna Darting with a 57th place.
"(I was) really happy with our first race," said head coach Mike Spielman. "We now know where we are at and what we need to do to get better. We have some new runners this year and this meet is a good experience for them. There were 20 4A teams at the meet. We run at RimRock Farm in Lawrence on Saturday," Spielman said.