Weiss, Wright lead boys to easy victory
The Baldwin High School varsity boys' cross country team started its season with a bang by placing first at the Anderson County Invitational on Thursday.
The cross country season arrived and the first race fulfilled coach Mike Spielman's expectations.
"I was very happy with their placing. They did a good job of competing," Spielman said.
Baldwin placed first as a team out of 14 teams, with 26 points. De Soto finished second place with 65 points.
Sophomore Tony Weiss won the race while freshman Brian Wright followed right behind him with second. Sophomore Carson Barnes (fifth), senior Connor Wright (sixth), freshman Tosh Mihesuah (12th), senior Brad Canterbury (15th) and junior Josh Hanson (25th) rounded out the varsity team.
The junior varsity boys finished second to the De Soto Wildcats. Senior Blake Randels (third) finished as first runner on junior varsity followed by sophomore Kyle Garcia (10th).
When asked how Randels expects how to do this season he said, "I expect to push our top runners from the bottom and to be their base."
The boys had high expectations for the first meet of the season.
"I was expecting the team to win Thursday," Canterbury said. "I wanted to improve from last year and be the fastest that I've ever been at that meet."
The Bulldogs will run at 9 a.m. Saturday in Wamego. Many of the top Class 4A teams will be in attendance, because the state meet is also held there in early November.
1. Tony Weiss, 17:24.55
2. Brian Wright, 17:36.70
5. Carson Barnes, 18:06.84
6. Connor Wright, 18:08.08
12. Tosh Mihesuah, 18:30.45
15. Brad Canterbury, 18:46.65
25. Josh Hanson 19:12.92
Junior Varsity boys
3. Blake Randels, 19:42.76
10. Kyle Garcia, 20:32.44
11. Joey LaBuda, 20:38.29
13. Hunter Burkhart, 20:42.27
17. Patrick Pinault, 20:58.70
19. Cory Stephens, 21:04.51
22. Ethan Horne, 21:09.12
24. Andy Woods, 21:14.97
25. Chris Hecker, 21:24.93
27. Braden Phillips, 21:32.40
30. Cody Kruger, 21:37.96
35. Jeremy Wilkinson, 22:04.30
52. Brian Lamoreux, 23:32.15
53. Scott Swanson, 23.38.63
62. Lex Jones, 25:06.01
71. Derek Wallace, 26:24.58
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