BHS boys hold off Gardner to win crown
It was a tough test for the Baldwin High School boys cross country team Thursday at Rim Rock Farm where the Frontier League Cross Country Championships were held. The Bulldogs, with 40 points, edged out Class 5A Gardner-Edgerton, 48,y eight points.
Anderson Country was a distant third with 86 points. Baldwin matched with the GE runners fairly well. Junior Brian Gerstner was third, sandwiched in between two GE runners, but junior Zac Towns, seventh, and sophomore Keith Cowart, eighth, were right in front of GE's third runner.
Baldwin hadunior Sam Hinton, 12th, senior Phil Wagner, 14th,nd sophomore Spencer Wilson, 16th, all ahead of GE's fourth runner. Sophomore Grant Catloth crossed the line in 20th place with a time of 18:26.37.
The League meet is unlike any other meet that the Bulldogs run in that the varsity and junior varsities run together. Freshman Chris Elniff was right behind Catloth in 21st place. Senior Cy Kueffer performed well running his last cross country race as a Bulldog by finishing in 24th place. Freshman Paul Minor finished off hisookie season by placing 25th.
Sophomore Alex Johnson's 19:35.36 earned him a 41stanking in the Frontier League. Nipping at his heels was teammate freshman Caj Kueffer, 43rd, with a time of 19:38.95.Freshman Nateick finishedtrong in 47th and junior Walt Nitcher was close in 56th place. Freshman Michael Thurlow was 61st in a time of 20:54.84 and senior Bart Ruckman's 21:04.2 finishedim in 66th. Junior Kyle Laurdisen placed 103rd.
The next meet for the Bulldogss on Saturday at Tonganoxie at 2 p.m. It is the regional competition to see who advances to the state meet in Wamego.