Baker cross country teams sweep Maple Leaf
Both the men and women's Baker University cross country teams took home first-place in its host Maple Leaf Invitational Tournament on Saturday morning at he Baldwin City Golf Course.
The No. 25 ranked mens team finished 1-4 individually in the race as freshman Jeremy Bryan took home first in the 5K in a time of 16:13, teammate Aaron Caldwell took second in a time of 16:23 and Jeremy’s twin brother Justin Bryan finished third with a time of 16:35 and rounding out the top four was Wildcat, Eric Larson in a time of 16:36.
Six Wildcats finished in the Top 25 impressively for the men including Taylor Nall, who placed 16th and Vincent Tadokoro took 25th in a time of 17:21.
Freshman Tosh Mihesuah finished 35th in his first meet as a Wildcat, and teammates Cooper Clark and Garret McPherson finished side-by-side in 47th and 48th-place respectively.
Tyler Coultis ran the 5K in a time of 18:18 and Dallas Kaiser took home 53rd-place in a time of 18:20.
Rounding out the final places for Baker was Andrew Heim, who finished 58th, and Ulrich Johanning and Kellen Kristoffersen came in at about the same time in 74th and 75th places.
On the women’s side for the second-straight year, Baker’s Lauren Jaqua took home first-place in a time of 15:07.
Teammates Kerry Kurta and Ashley McBride joined her in the top 10, as Kurta finished seventh in a time of 16:04 and McBride ran the 4K in a time of 16:10.
Megan Rosa finished just behind McBride in 12th-place and Lindsey Brown came in 16th. Jenna Stambrough became the sixth Wildcat to finish in the top 20 with her 19th place finish and Dana Loveland rounded out the top 40, finishing 39th in a time of 18:07.
The Wildcats will next compete in the Missouri Southern State University Southern Stampede race on Saturday, Sept. 15.