Archive for Thursday, September 30, 2004

BHS girls cross country takes first

September 30, 2004

It was another victory in the books for the Baldwin High School girls cross country team Thursday at the Ramsey Invitational in Prairie View.

The Bulldogs were once again led by freshman Heather Garcia who took the individual title with a time of 12:21.

Right behind Garcia was the rest of the Bulldogs, all finishing in the top eight. Sophomore Kelsey Verhaeghe finished second at 12:38, then came sophomore Amanda Vander Tuig in fourth at 13:03. She was followed by freshman Madison Shoemaker (13:04), junior Amy Craig (13:22), senior Missy Westgate (13:45) and junior Denise Orloff at 13:53.

"We ran really strong," Craig said. "It was great how everyone ran so well."

Baldwin took the team title just three points shy of a perfect score. The Bulldogs ended up with 18 points, followed by Wellsville (53) and Cass-Midway (77).

The times ended up a little slow for Baldwin, more for the lack of competition than the actual course.

"As a team we did really well," Garcia said. "(The race) was ran a little slow so that made our times slower than normal."

The Bulldogs went into Thursday's meet after a strong performance at Rim Rock in which they brought home a 10th-place team finish

Baldwin will look to carry some of the momentum into today's meet at Hayden. The scheduled start is 4 p.m. in Topeka. No junior varsity races will be ran, so all of the girls will run together and all of the boys will also race together.

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