Archive for Wednesday, October 17, 2001

BHS boys win league cross country title again

October 17, 2001

With regionals in a week, the Baldwin High School boys cross country team did not look ahead of the Frontier League meet. The Bulldogs traveled to Gardner-Edgerton for the jagged, edgy course. The Bulldogs were already highly favored and proved to show how their hard work was paying off.

"Even though Gardner's course was bad, we did a good job, and everybody is peaking in their running at the right time of the season, as regionals come," said junior Brayton Gladhart.

"Gardner's course was pretty rough," said senior Eric Black, who placed second. "We are going to cut down on or running mileage and start working on a faster pace."

"Our goal was not to get hurt. It's a really rough course, kind of like running in a cow pasture," said senior Matt Noonan, who got first place and set a new Gardner course record with a time of 16:37.

Noonan, who has become a four-time league champion, helped the Bulldogs win their sixth straight league title. Other finishers were Black in second, senior Glen Stansberry fifth, junior Brayton Gladhart eighth, sophomore Phil Wagner 11th, sophomore Jonathan Strong 12th and senior Hans Broers at 20th.

"We are running really well. We are really healthy and everything is in line for us to do really well," said head coach Mike Spielman.

The next meet for the Bulldogs will be regionals on Saturday at Ottawa.

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