Cross country teams take over Sabetha
The Baldwin High School cross country teams had a successful meet at Sabetha last Thursday.
The BHS boys’ varsity team finished first with 24 points. Sophomore Tony Weiss finished first with a time of 16:42. Freshman Brian Wright finished third with a time of 17:04 and following him was senior Connor Wright, who finished fourth with a time of 17:26.
Other Bulldog varsity runners were senior Brad Canterbury (seventh), freshman Tosh Mihesuah (ninth), sophomore Joey LaBuda (10th) and junior Josh Hanson (11th).
“They had a great day at Sabetha,” coach Mike Spielman said. “We are stronger and deeper this year.”
The girls’ varsity team also placed first. Senior Calleigh Durr led the team and placed first with a time of 16:05. Other varsity runners were junior Connor Twombly placing third, senior Corinna Papps placing fifth, sophomore Heather Karlin placing seventh, junior Julie Hill placed eighth, freshman Elizabeth Sigvaldson finishing in ninth and freshman Abi Hartzell placing 10th.
The junior varsity boys had the most successful day at Sabetha as the Bulldogs finished in places one through 11. Winning the race was Kyle Garcia. He was followed by Ethan Horne, Patrick Pinault, Chris Hecker, Andy Woods, Hunter Burkhart, Jeremy Wilkerson, Braden Phillips, Cody Kruger, Cory Stephens and Nick Waltz. Brian Lamoreux placed 15th to also earn a medal.
Baldwin is now down to its three major meets of the season — league, regional and state. Baldwin will run at the Frontier League meet at 4 p.m. today in Gardner.
“We have the big three coming up,” Spielman said. “We are trying to peak and run our best races at this time of year.”