Perfect at Prairie View
Rain once again fell on the Baldwin High School girls' cross country team, but that didn't stop it from running to a perfect score last Thursday at the Prairie View Invitational.
"It rained, but not when we ran," freshman Julie Hill said. "It was not miserable."
Coach Mike Spielman thought that the day turned out well.
"They did a nice job running," Spielman said. "It was a nice day and I liked the changes to the course. A few people didn't hit their times, but overall it was good."
The Bulldogs once again used teamwork and running as a pack to win the race with the top six runners filling the top six places in the race.
With the girls working together and running as a team, the overall outlook for the season looks bright.
"We are doing very well," Spielman said. "The girls are working hard and are improving each day."
Coming off their fourth win in a row, Spielman hopes that other teams look at Baldwin for competition.
"I can't speak for them (other teams)," Spielman said. "But I hope they view them (Bulldogs) as great competitors and talented runners."
The Bulldogs are preparing for the Rim Rock Invitational, which is usually the toughest meet of the season.
"There are a bunch of different states there," senior Kelsey Verhaeghe said. "It is our hardest meet, with a lot of competition."
The Rim Rock meet begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the course north of Lawrence.
1. Heather Garcia -- 15:30
2. Kelsey Verhaeghe -- 15:56
3. Madison Shoemaker -- 16:30
4. Corinna Papps -- 16:42
5. Julie Hill -- 16:45
6. Calleigh Durr -- 16:47
14. Colby Heckathorne -- 17:43
Junior varsity results
1. Amanda Vander Tuig, 17:33
2. Misty Emery, 17:48
4. Hannah Sigvaldson, 18:13
5. Hannah Harris, 18:14
6. Courtney Harris, 18:40
8. Chloe Gaylord, 19:19
10. Luna Novelo, 20:44
19. Kim Moore, 25:43