Tush’s turn: junior leads basehor girls to title at Pleasant Ridge Invitational
Hannah Tush and Ally Laney ran stride-for-stride with one another Thursday at the Pleasant Ridge Invitational.
The two runners who have alternated in leading the Bobcats in races this season finished fourth and fifth overall. Saturday was Tush’s turn to be the top BLHS runner.
Tush — a junior and a 2009 state qualifier — placed fourth in the four-kilometer race with a time of 16 minutes, 32 seconds, and Laney finished fifth with a time of 16:36 in the varsity girls race. The performances helped lead the Bobcats to a first-place finish with 46 points. Christ Prep finished in second with 47 points and Jefferson County North was third with 54.
In addition, Haley Stallbaumer placed ninth with a time of 17:23, Shelby Miles was 14th in 17:40 and Sheridan Miles placed 17th in 17:50.
Also for BLHS, Rebecca Carroll was 23rd in 18:21 and Brianna Torrez placed 27th in 18:45.
Meanwhile, Jon Oliva had a big day for the BLHS boys. He turned in an eighth-place finish in the five-kilometer race in 17:56. Rob Peterson was 12th in 18:13, Mike Torrez finished 18th in 18:34, Bryce Garver was 20th in 18:35 and Mitch Cook rounded out the Bobcats’ first five by taking 28th in 19:20.
Also for the Bobcats, Nick Yanos was 29th in 19:22.
The Basehor boys finished third as a team with 75 points.
Basehor-Linwood will be back in action at 4 p.m. today at the Kaw Valley League Championships at Wyandotte County Park.