Peterson 2nd, BLHS girls 3rd at KVL Championships
The Basehor-Linwood girls cross country team placed two runners in the top four and placed third as a team at the Kaw Valley League Championships on Thursday at Shawnee Mission Park.
Senior Kayla Peterson finished second overall in 16:43.91 and sophomore Hannah Tush finished fourth in 16:48.72 to lead BLHS.
Perry-Lecompton senior Katie Hirsch was the league champion as she finished first in the 4,000-meter race in 16:16.31.
Shelby Miles missed All-KVL second-team honors by one spot as she finished 21st in 18:21.18. Brooke Redmond was 24th in 18:30.31 and Sheridan Miles rounded out the Bobcats’ first five as she placed 27th in 18:36.96.
Megan Rehm as 37th in 19:16.53 and Casey Mahoney was 38th in 19:16.81 to round out the squad.
Mill Valley won the team title with 45 points. Lansing, which won the last two KVL titles, finished second with 57 points and BLHS was third with 75.
In boys’ competition, Mill Valley finished first with 80 points, Santa Fe Trail was second with 81 and Turner placed third with 83. BLHS placed sixth with 143, but the Bobcats were shorthanded and also on the receiving end of a bad break.
Michael Torrez, the squad’s regular No. 2 runner, missed the meet with an illness. On top of that, top runner Brady Blackwood finished ninth but was disqualified after taking a wrong turn late in the race.
Mitchell Cook led BLHS, placing 26th in the 5,000-meter race in 19:03.15. Bryce Garver was 27th in 19:11.81, Wyatt Kelly was 29th in 19:14.68 and Tony Almeida was 30th in 19:17:81.
Also for Basehor, Rob Peterson finished 36th in 19:45.72 and Brad Waterman was 38th in 19:59.56.
Bonner Springs senior Brooks Ballou was the KVL champion in 16:46.06.
For a full recap of the league meet, pick up this week’s issue of The Sentinel.