Archive for Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BLHS cross-country teams earn pair of victories in McBurney Invitational

September 17, 2013

Basehor-Linwood's cross-country teams were led by a pair of top-three individual finishers at the Sept. 12 McBurney Invitational hosted by Santa Fe Trail High School.

Luke McGowan placed third with a time of 17:48 to lead the boys team and Quinn Walcott placed second with a time of 17:35 to lead the girls.

Both teams were able to notch overall victories, having little trouble outpacing the field. The boys took first by a margin of 46 points, finishing with 27 compared with Kansas City Christian's 73. The girls also finished with 27 points, placing ahead of Osage City's 52 points.

The BLHS boys team had five runners finish in the top 10. Johnny Fulkerson placed fifth (18:12) and was followed by teammates Tanner Tavis (18:13, sixth), Zach McKnight (18:25, eighth) and Mark Vitt (18:39, ninth).

Casey Jones, meanwhile, finished 15th with at time of 19:30 and was joined by Jacob Cook at 16th with a time of 19:35.

Walcott was also not alone in the top 10 of her race. Ally Laney finished sixth with a time of 18:51 and Calder Hollond finished seventh with a time of 18:55.

Erin Leach finished 12th with a time of 19:54. Also scoring points for BLHS were Sara Rehm (20:48), Claire Walsh (20:54) and Marina Pebley (20:59), who placed 20th through 22nd, respectively.

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