Stanton County completes Class 2A State CC title sweep
Updated: Nov 4, 2019
Going into the KSHSAA Class 2A State Cross Country meet at Wamego Country Club on Saturday, the Stanton County boys and girls cross country teams were picked as the favorites to bring home team gold.
There are times that the favorites run into bumps on the road to a title. However, the Trojan harriers handed the road just fine and completed the quest for the sweep.
Stanton County used their solid team depth in both races to take home both the Class 2A Boys and Girls Cross Country championships, although it wasn't easy.
The 2A Boys meet came down to the Trojans and Richmond-Central Heights, with Stanton County won by just 8 points, using their depth to have all of their scoring runners finish in the Top 26 individually.
Isaiah Barrera finished 5th overall with a time of 17 minutes, 9 seconds to pace the Trojans. Spencer Schmidt was 11th, Jameth Carrasco was 14th, Colton Adams was 25th and Ryan Wenman finished 26th overall.
Syracuse runner KC Giancola finished in the Top 20, placing 19th overall.
The 2A Girls meet was a little bit easier for the Lady Trojans, as they won the title by a 26-point margin, with three runners placing in the Top 20 individually.
Suzanne Farnham was fourth to pace Stanton County, followed by Peyton Peterson (15th) and Yessenia Ornelas (19th). Chesney Peterson, who was the runner-up at regionals, finished 41st, while Jordyn Tucker ended up in the Top 50 to finish off the scoring runners for the Lady Trojans.
Class 1A Girls
Madison Satterfield made some history on Saturday during the Class 1A Girls Cross Country Championships. That history almost included bringing home a gold medal.
Satterfield finished second overall to lead the Meade girls to an 8th-place finish, and in the process, ended up the highest individual girls finish ever at State Cross Country for a Meade High School athlete.
She wasn't the only one to make some history at the Wamego Country Club course. Greeley County's Raven Osborn placed 39th individually, managing to run the course in 23 minutes, 24 seconds - a personal best time.
Wallace County's Adrienne Selzer had a solid effort as well, placing 34th individually. Walace County finished 10th in the team race.
Class 3A Girls
The best finish at Rim Rock Farms for area runners took place in the Class 3A Girls Cross Country Championships.
Clara Bartlett of Cimarron placed 5th overall to pace the area runners, while the Southwestern Heights girls team placed third, just missing out on being the runners-up by three points.
Ozia Trujillo finished 8th overall to lead the Mustangs, while Yanely Puentes finished 28th. Arlin Testa, Ashlyn Mendez and Anastasia Alvidrez were the other scoring runners for Southwestern Heights.
Piper Wasinger of Scott Community placed 25th overall in the meet.
Class 3A Boys
Both Lakin and Cimarron placed in the Top 10 at the Boys State Cross Country Championships, with the Broncs finishing 5th and the Bluejays 9th.
The best individual finishes in the 3A Boys meet was Eric Frances of Scott Community, who finished 7th individually, and Colby's Ryan Voss was right behind Frances in 8th place. Lakin's Edwin Garcia was 12th overall. Jaxson Keough of Scott Community (21st) and Damion Santisteven of Cimarron (25th) also placed in the Top 25.
Class 6A Meets
The Dodge City boys and girls teams, plus the Garden City boys ran at the Class 6A State Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Rim Rock Farms in Lawrence.
In the girls meet, the Dodge City squad finished 12th, while Garden City's Jocelyn Sosa had the best individual finish from 6A area harriers, placing 23rd individually. Liberal's Halle West also participated in the meet.
On the boys side, Dodge City outpointed Garden City for 10th overall. Giovanni Valverde finishd 21st overall to lead the Red Demons, while the Buffaloes were paced by Ethan Fisher, who was 38th individually.