BHS girls win at Hayden cross country
The Baldwin High School girls varsity cross country team ran well at Topeka Hayden Thursday. It was a small meet with only four teams competing.
The Bulldogs won the meet with a score of 36 points. Class 6A Free State was close behind with 47 points. Wamego placed third with 50 points and Hayden was fourth with 100. Even though the meet was small, it was good competition for the Bulldogs.
Freshman Heather Garcia placed second with a time of 12:01. She was behind Free State's first runner, Alysha Valencia, by 11 seconds.
"We worked really well together as a team," Garcia said. "The course was a challenge, but the weather was perfect for running."
Sophomore Kelsey Verhaeghe came across the finish in fourth place with a time of 12:41. Freshman Madison Shoemaker and junior Amy Craig placed seventh and ninth, with times of 13:00 and 13:01. Sophomore Amanda Vander Tuig and junior Denise Orloff finished 14th and 15th, with times of 13:29 and 13:41. Senior Missy Westgate took 18th with a time of 13:49.
"I was very happy with how we performed," coach Mike Spielman said. "It wasn't a big meet, but we beat some quality teams."
The Bulldogs will run next at Sabetha tonight.