Archive for Friday, September 21, 2001

BHS girls running hard, too

September 21, 2001

It's been continued success for the Baldwin High School girls cross country team. The season is getting deeper into competition and the girls are working harder everyday. The season is off to a great early start.

"We are improving everyday and have set high goals for ourselves," junior Kayla Pringle said.

"The season is going great," junior Abby Hofmier said.

"We are off to a good start. I'm very excited about the season. Everyone is working very hard," coach Mike Speilman said.

At the meet at Wamego Sept. 8, the varsity girls placed fourth as a team. The individual places were as follows: junior Erica Ogle third; Pringle 16th; sophomore Michelle Pressgrove 46th; freshman Missy Westgate 51st; senior Nicki Frerking 72nd; and sophomore Leah Clay 73rd.

"My goal at this meet was to beat an Ottawa girl and I did. I was proud of myself," Ogle said.

Not everyone had such a successful meet. Hofmeier fell in the first 400 yards of the race and sprained her ankle.

"I was the only one that found the hole," Hofmeier said.

Their recent meet at Rim Rock on Saturday originally sponsored by KU was rescheduled, but a meet still went on sponsored by Lawrence Free State High School. The varsity girls placed ninth as a team. The individual places were Ogle ninth, Pringle 25th, Hofmeier 72nd, Pressgrove 76th, Westgate 85th, Clay 114th and Frerking 119th.

The places of the junior varsity girls were: sophomore Katy Frerking 63rd; sophomore Leslie Gillispie 78th; junior Grace Roach 92nd; and senior Kyrstan Hubbel 107th.

The team's upcoming meet will be on Thursday at Prairie View beginning at 4 p.m.

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