BHS boys win Wamego meet
Every morning since the middle of August, the Baldwin High School cross country team has met at 6:30 a.m. to practice. This isn't their only practice either, after school they once again meet. For the past month these dedicated runners have gotten back into mode and are ready to start sweeping the meets.
Saturday the Bulldogs proved this at the Wamego Invitational. Old school records were broken and new runners proved themselves worthy of the BHS cross country legacy.
"We had a strong performance in a high-quality meet. There were 25 Class 4A schools present," said head coach Mike Spielman.
The varisty did well placing senior Matt Noonan first with a new school record of 15:50:18. Seniors Eric Black placed fifth and Glen Stanstansberry seventh. Sophomores Jonathan Strong placed 20th, Phil Wagner 22nd, and Edd Stansberry 37th. Senior Hans Broers pulled in the boys team placing 43rd. The boys varisty placed first as a team.
The junior varsity boys also swept the meet. Freshman Zach Towns crossed the finish line first, with junior Brayton Gladhart one second behind to place second. Freshman Brian Gerstner came in fourth, with freshman Chris Irick right behind him in fifth. Freshman Sam Hinton came in strong in 28th place and Cy Kueffer brought in the JV team placing 34th. No team medals were given for the JV meet, but if they would have been, the Bulldogs would have taken first.
Next meet for the varsity will be Saturday at RimRock, which is right outside of Lawrence. The time has not been announced yet.