Archive for Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bobcats, Braves runners set to race after long layoff

September 18, 2008

The Basehor-Linwood cross country team didn't get rained out last week.

No meets were scheduled.

So while area athletes went to school wondering whether they would be competing that night, Basehor-Linwood runners just prepared for practice.

Now with the rain gone and clear skies in the forecast, the Bobcats will compete in three meets in six days.

The Bobcats hope to build off a strong showing in their first meet of the season, the inaugural Bobcat Cross Country Invitational, in which both the boys and girls squads turned in impressive performances. Freshman Hannah Tush was the top performing girl for BLHS when she placed second at the meet.

The team competed in a race at Turner that began at 4 p.m. Wednesday. As a result of newspaper deadlines, results were unavailable.

The Bobcats will run at the Bonner Springs Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wyandotte County Park. The team also will compete at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Nemaha Valley.

"We are ready to get back to it," coach Jeff Venema said. "The players have been practicing hard, training hard and now get to enjoy a bunch of meets."

BRAVES SET FOR HOME MEET

The Bonner Springs High School cross country team will just have to wait to have its second meet of the year. The Braves were set to participate in the Paola Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 13, but the meet was canceled due to rainy conditions.

The meet was rescheduled for Wednesday, but Bonner Springs declined the invitation to travel mid-week.

BSHS coach Bill Downing said the Braves would focus instead on playing host to their scheduled home meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wyandotte County Park.

The Bonner Springs boys are ranked eighth in the state in the latest Class 5A poll.

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