BHS girls cross country wins fifth straight title
For the fifth year in a row, the varsity Baldwin High School girls cross country team won the Frontier League title.
All the varsity runners placed in the top 20 resulting in all of them being either All-League or honorable mention. The Bulldogs that placed in the top 15 are All League, sophomore: Erica Ogle, junior Kayla Pringle, junior Abby Hofmeier, freshman Missy Westgate and sophomore Michelle Pressgrove. Other placers were honorable mention: sophomore Leah Clay and senior Nicki Frerking.
"I was really excited about receiving honorable mention. I wish I would have run better, but Gardner is a hard course," Frerking said.
"I'm really proud of all the varsity girls. They all ran well and especially to the girls that made all league," sophomore Katy Frerking said.
Ogle took first place with the time of 12:44. Following her were Pringle in third at 13:25; Hofmeier fifth with 13:41; Westgate 10th at 14:06; Pressgrove 11th in 14:11; Clay 18th at 14:37; and Frerking 19th in 14:39.
The junior varsity girls placings were Frerking 24th in 14:48, sophomore Leslie Gillispie 34th at 15:24 and junior Grace Roach 38th in 15:31.
"All the girls ran very well and competitively on a tough course," head coach Mike Spielman said.
"Both teams did really good," Pressgrove said.
"The whole team did really well. This was the last meet without a lot of competition. At the upcoming two meets (regionals and state) there will be more compassion," Ogle said.
The next meet will be regionals on Saturday at Ottawa beginning at 11 a.m.