BHS girls win Sabetha Invitational
It was another big victory for the Baldwin High School girls cross country team Thursday. The girls ran to another victory at the Sabetha Invitational. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was freshman Heather Garcia.
Garcia ran a 12:21, taking the individual title and beating the rest of the field by 12 seconds. Sophomore Kelsey Verhaege wasn't too far behind Garcia, finishing fifth at 13:07.
Freshman Madison Shoemaker crossed the line in sixth and was trailed by teammate Amy Craig, who ran one second slower at 13:27.
BHS's other sophomore, Amanda Vander Tuig, finished 11th. Junior Denise Orloff and senior Missy Westgate rounded it up for the Bulldogs by finishing 17th and 18th respectively.
"As a team we all worked real well through the pain. It was just one more step towards our ultimate goal," Verhaege said.
Baldwin took the team title with a low 30 points. Jackson Heights was second with 59 and Marysville placed third with 104 points.
The Bulldogs will look to continue their dominance at the Frontier League championship today. Races start at 8:30 a.m. at Rim Rock Farm north of Lawrence.
"We've been preparing all year for these last three meets. Hopefully we can continue the Baldwin tradition Thursday at league and then regionals," Vander Tuig said.