BHS boys win by 19 at regionals
There was a change of pace this year for returning Baldwin High School boys varsity runners at Labette County. It was a new course from previous regional races held at Tonganoxie.
"The course was challenging and harder than Tonganoxie's course," senior Grant Catloth said. "It seemed longer than normal."
Along with a new course was new competition: Labette County, Carbondale-Santa Fe Trail, Chanute, El Dorado, Fort Scott, Garnett-Anderson County, Girard, Independence, Iola, Lacygne-Prairie View, Louisburg, Osawatomie, Parsons, Spring Hill were all in attendence.
"We did a good job of not going out too fast and, instead, we moved up during the race," coach Mike Spielman said.
The boys grabbed another win which qualified them to participate in the Class 4A state competition held in Wamego.
"It was a close race," junior Nathan Dick said. "El Dorado definitely pushed us."
As the season is nearing an end, it is becoming more emotional for the seniors.
"As my last regionals race, the new course was something fun to end on," senior Spencer Wilson said. "I felt that everyone ran relatively well."
The state cross country meet will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Wamego. Baldwin will run at 12:30 p.m.
"I think our chances are as good as they've ever been," junior Chris Elniff said, "I think we're really coming together as a team."
3. Chris Elniff, 17:06
5. Grant Catloth, 17:20
11. Keith Cowart, 17:48
12. Spencer Wilson, 17:52
18. Caj Kueffer, 18:09
20. Aaron Karlin, 18:14
30. Nathan Dick, 18:53