Ashley Elliott won the girls’ title in the Heart of America cross country meet Thursday in Hutchinson. Elliott crossed the finish line of the 2-mile course in 12:42 to lead the Warriors to the team title.
Katie Topham placed fourth in 13:05, Alyssa Carter was fifth in 13:11, Jana Windsor was seventh in 13:24, Casey Berger was 34th in 17:57 and Ashlee Burnett was 35th in 18:48.
For the boys, Nicholas Whitnet placed 25th, finishing the 3.1-mile course in 20:36, Jesse Riggs was 35 th in 22:29 and Jeremy Berger was 47th in 25:35.
The Warriors will compete in regional competition Saturday in Wichita. The girls will run at 3 p.m. and the boys at 3:30 p.m.
Also competing will be Central-Burden, Burrton, Crest, Berean Academy, Garden Plain, Goessel, Hartford, Hutchinson Central Christian, Hutchinson Trinity, Fairfield, Lebo, Lyndon, Olpe, Oxford, St. Marys Colgan, Pratt Skyline, Pretty Prairie, Sedgwick, Stafford, Sterling, Remington and Williamsburg.