Archive for Thursday, September 9, 2004

BHS boy runners first again

September 9, 2004

The beginning of cross country season has started with a bang. The Baldwin High School boys team has brought home yet another first-place plaque to hang on the wall from the opening meet at Anderson County last Thursday.

The Bulldogs finished in a close pack with junior Keith Cowart placing first with a time of 17:33. Senior Sam Hinton finished second with an 18:01, and not far behind was junior Spencer Wilson with a third-place finish and a time of 18:07. Senior Zac Towns and sophomore Chris Elniff came in sixth and seventh with a very close time of 18:15. Senior Brian Gerstner finished eighth and clocked in at 18:23. Rounding up the top seven was sophomore Caj Kueffer, finishing strong with a 19:11 and 14th place finish.

"The race was painful but I did my best to work through it," said Cowart about the start of the season.

First-time varsity runner Kueffer agreed with Cowart about the pain factor.

"I felt good the first two and a half miles, after that I felt like I hit a very big wall," Kueffer said.

Even with all the pain, the boys managed to pull off a near perfect score of 19.

"We had a very strong race. I was very pleased with our effort," coach Mike Spielman said. "We just need to keep improving."

The boys are all looking forward to continuing their place as "Top Dogs" in Baldwin High School history. Their next race is 9:30 a.m., Saturday in Wamego.

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