Basehor-Linwood girls, boys sweep Bobcat Invitational titles
Basehor-Linwood’s domination of its home cross country invitational continued Thursday — but just barely.
The BLHS girls edged Blue Valley Southwest by one point to claim their fourth straight championship at the Bobcat Invitational while the Basehor-Linwood boys earned a 12-point victory against BVSW to win their third straight meet title at Wyandotte County Park.
The Basehor-Linwood girls placed three runners in the top 10, including the top two finishers in the 2.5-mile race. Ally Laney was the meet champion in 16 minutes, 39.9 seconds, and Quinnlyn Walcott was close behind in second place in 16:45.4.
Hannah Tush joined them in the top 10 by placing seventh in 18:00.7.
Rounding out the first five for the Bobcats, Rebecca Carroll placed 15th in 18:41.7 and Keirsten Lindelof was 16th in 18:44.5.
The Bonner Springs girls placed sixth out of seven teams, and the Braves were led by Mandy Ballou who took 20th overall in 18:52.8.
Also for Bonner Springs, Citlally Alvarado was 29th in 19:49.2, Akiko Capalla was 30th in 19:49.5, Tessa Newberry finished 38th in 20:52.2 and Amber Lies was 43rd in 22:15.6.
Piper’s Brian Mosier was the boys 3.1-mile champion in 17:10, but Basehor-Linwood placed five runners in the top 20 en route to the team title. Jonathan Oliva took third overall in 17:50, Mark Vitt was 11th in 19:15, Tanner Tavis placed 12th in 19:17 and Casey Jones was 13th in 19:18. Johnny Fulkerson rounded out the Bobcats’ first five by finishing 20th in 20:00.
The Bonner Springs boys placed sixth out of nine teams, and the Braves placed two runners in the top 10. Matt Coffman finished fifth overall in 18:35 and T.J. Kimbrough was 10th in 19:08.
Up next for the Braves, Joe Castell was 26th in 20:27, Thomas Hook finished 48th in 22:14 and Tre Scott was 55th in 22:49.
For a full recap of the meet, pick up this week’s edition of the paper.