Bulldog boys take second at Topeka
No one would have thought that the Baldwin High School boys would have been able to trot with Lawrence-Free State Thursday at Topeka. However, after previously being defeated at the Rim Rock Classic by Free State and others, Baldwin flew with the Firebirds for a close second-place finish.
"We really improved at Hayden," sophomore Chris Elniff said. "Free State beat us at Rim Rock, so it was nice to be able to compete with them. It gave us a positive outlook on the rest of the season."
Junior Keith Cowart continues to lead the Bulldog pack, crossing the finish line in second place with a time of 16:43. Senior Sam Hinton placed eighth with a time of 17:10. Close behind was junior Grant Catloth placing ninth with a time of 17:11 and Elniff placing 10th with a time of 17:18. Senior Zac Towns came across with a time of 17:24, claiming 12th place with senior Brian Gerstner right behind him placing 13th with a time of 17:31. Rounding out the Bulldog group was freshman Dustin Schiller, who placed 17th with a time of 17:52.
"Our team is a sharp scalpel, not a blunt sword," Towns said. "We move with great precision, but in the end we failed. In my heart it felt like we won."
The team's spirits are high with anticipation of their next meet today at Sabetha.