BHS boys run to ninth straight title
The Baldwin High School varsity boys cross country team blew away its competitiors with a total team score of 24 points, while gaining its ninth consecutive Frontier League title.
The Bulldogs were followed by Gardner-Edgerton, which was far behind in second place with 92 team points. Leading the pack as always for the Bulldogs was junior Keith Cowart. Cowart placed second at league, close behind De Soto's Casey Johnson.
Not only did the Bulldogs win another league title, they also achieved one of their team goals by having a gap of less than 30 seconds between their first and fifth runners. The team not only achieved their goal, but they broke it with a time of 28 seconds. The entire varsity team also made all-league with everyone placing in the top 15 runners.
The junior varsity and varsity runners ran in the same race for the first time this season. Junior Spencer Wilson and freshman Aaron Karlin from the JV team joined the seven varsity runners on the all-league team.
With the league title tucked under their belt, the Bulldogs head off to regionals with high hopes.
"I don't expect regionals to be too much different than league, because we are always a great team," Zac Towns said.
The team will travel to Tonganoxie Saturday to compete in its last race before state.
2. Keith Cowart, junior, 16:58; 4. Sam Hinton, senior, 17:20; 5. Zac Towns, senior, 17:23; 6. Grant Catloth, junior, 17:24; 7. Chris Elniff, sophomore, 17:26; 14. Brian Gerstner, senior, 17:56; 15. Dustin Schiller, freshman, 17:59.