Following Miege meet, BSHS runners prepare to host home invitational
Both Bonner Springs cross-country teams placed fourth in Saturday's Bishop Miege Invitational in Roeland Park.
Senior Austin Schuler placed sixth overall to lead all BSHS runners in the 5,000-meter varsity boys race, finishing with a time of 17:50. Junior Joe Casteel placed 16th with a time of 19:00. Seniors Jake Wenzel (20:19, 22nd), Tre Scott (20:20, 23rd) and Zach Quigley (20:34, 25th); junior Rodri Fernandez-Alvarado (20:41, 26th) and sophomore Riley Ballou-Lyngstad (21:29, 28th) rounded out the boys race for BSHS.
Leading BSHS on the girls side was sophomore Kennedy Bacon, who placed 21st with a time of 18:33. Senior Bailey Hightower (19:14) and sophomore Gwen Barrett (19:36) placed 23rd and 25th, respectively. Meanwhile, sophomore Gwen Barrett (19:36), freshman Aubrie Frederickson (19:36), senior Citlally Alvarado (20:06) and junior Faith Seaton (20:41) took spots 26-28.
BSHS will next host its annual home invitational at 9 a.m. Saturday at Wyandotte County Park. More than 40 high schools are expected to compete. Also, for a second straight year, an open 5K race will be held for six age groups ranging from 12 and under to 50 and up. Registration is open at runningbraves.com until noon, Thursday, Sept. 19 and costs $15.
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