Kimbrough-French wins first individual title at Ottawa cross-country dual
Bonner Springs’ T.J. Kimbrough-French won the individual boys race at the Ottawa dual cross-country race as the Braves endured 95-degree temps along one of the state’s hilliest courses.
Kimbrough-French ran an 11:50 to clinch his first individual victory behind what coach Robert Marriott said was a strong second-mile leg. Teammates Joe Casteel (eighth, 13:32), Zach Quigley (ninth, 14:30) and Tre Scott (10th, 14:33) rounded out the boys top 10.
Citlally Alvarado led the girls team with a seventh-place finish after her 16:38 run. She was followed by Kennedy Bacon in 10th place at 16:52. Marriott said Alvarado did a great job of taking over the Braves’ top spot after Mandy Ballou fell just before the mile. Ballou went on to place 14th with an 18:40 finish.
Ottawa won both team titles. The Braves return to competition at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the Bishop Miege Invitational.
Complete boys results:
TJ Kimbrough-French, first, 11:50
Joe Casteel, eighth, 13:32
Zach Quigley, ninth, 14:30
Tre Scott, 10th, 14:33
Jake Wenzel, 11th, 14:45
Thomas Hook, 13th, 15:29
Bobby Crowley, 14th, 15:33
Fernando Arzabala, 15th, 15:35
Peter Jenkins, 17th, 16:25
Dennis McDaniel, 19th, 17:30
Aaron Lewis, 20th, 17:32
Complete girls results:
Citlally Alvarado, seventh, 16:38
Kennedy Bacon, 10th, 16:52
Tessa Newberry, 11th, 17:04
Lilly Eickhoff, 12th, 18:07
Taylor Vanden Hull, 13th, 18:23
Mandy Ballou, 14th, 18:40
Faith Seaton, 16th, 19:57
Addison Tolliver, 17th, 20:36
Kristina Holgerson, 18th, 20:56
Rachel Barber, 19th, 21:28
Andrea Wigglesworth, 20th, 23:26
Eleanor Lynch, 21st, 25:10