BHS girls fourth at Wamego
The Baldwin High School girls cross country team faced a challenging meet on Saturday at the tough Wamego Invitational. This competition is often considered an early season state-level event, with many of the top teams in attendance.
Out of the 25 Class 4A schools, the Bulldogs finished fourth. Individually, the Bulldogs also fared well with sophomore Erica Ogle in third, junior Kayla Pringle 16th, sophomore Michelle Pressgrove at 46th, freshman Missy Westgate in 51st, senior Nicki Frerking in 72nd and sophomore Leah Clay was 73rd. The varsity girls had an average time of 13:50.29.
Varsity runner Abby Hoffmeier, a junior, twisted her ankle in the first 400 meters of the race.
"Abby twisting her ankle was a tough break, but the girls hung in there and ran well," said coach Mike Spielman.
"We had a strong performance in a high quality meet," Spielman said. "Erica Ogle and Kayla Pringle had good races on the girls side."
The junior varsity girls finished with sophomore Katy Frerking in 12th, sophomore Leslie Gillispie was 30th, junior Grace Roach came in 42nd and senior Kyrstan Hubbel finished at 52nd.
The next competition for the runners will be Saturday at the Rimrock Invitational in Lawrence, another tough competition.