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Fulkerson signs with Baker cross country

Johnny Fulkerson will run cross country at Baker University. Fulkerson helped BLHS to its first state bid since 1982 last fall.

Johnny Fulkerson will run cross country at Baker University. Fulkerson helped BLHS to its first state bid since 1982 last fall.

April 2, 2014

Less than a year after helping Basehor-Linwood to its most successful cross country season in program history, senior Johnny Fulkerson is running to the collegiate ranks.

Fulkerson's career as a Bobcat came to a close in the fall, but he'll continue to run next season at Baker University in Baldwin City.

A four-year runner at BLHS, Fulkerson helped the Bobcats earn their first state bid as a team since 1982. The team ended its 31-year drought with a third-place regional finish Oct. 26 at Wyandotte County Park. Fulkerson finished in the top 20 individually, coming in 19th with a time of 17:50.2.

Not satisfied with just making the cut, the Bobcats posted their best-ever state finish a week later, coming in sixth out of 12 teams in Wamego. Fulkerson finished in the top 50 alongside fellow seniors Luke McGowan, Tanner Tavis and Mark Vitt.

Fulkerson joins a Baker team coached by Zach Kindler. The Wildcats posted five top-10 team finishes last season, including a fourth-place showing at the Heart of America Athletic Conference championships in November.

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