Area Cross Country Roundup (Week of Oct 24, 2007)


Aaron Topham finished sixth in 19 minutes, 27 seconds at the Class 2A regional Saturday at Sterling.

He was followed by Duane Unruh (8th, 19:42), Ryan Wiebe (13th, 20:14), Kendall Wiebe (14th, 20:32), Sheldon Wiebe (15th, 20:41), Josh Klarman (18th, 20:57) and Seth Methvin (30th, 22:25).

Peabody-Burns claimed second as a team with 51 points, trailing Sterling (27) and edging Meade (53). All three schools qualified for the state race Saturday at Wamego.

In the girls? 4-kilometer race, Lauren Pickens placed ninth in 19:01, qualifying to run individually at Wamego.


The Eagles? season ended Saturday in Sterling. Sam Janzen led the boys? team across the line, placing 29th in 22:24.


He was followed by Tad Wedel (41st, 23:16), Nathan Bray (45th, 23:37), Nick Skiles (49th, 23:59), Riley Nigh (52nd, 24:38), and Codey Johnson (57th, 25:41).

The boys tied Kinsley for seventh with 199 points.

Caitlin Nelson (29th, 22:16) and Michelle Shannon (36th, 25:31) ran the girls? race.


The Bluebird boys placed third out of five Class 1A teams at the Cessna Activities Center and qualified to run at the state meet in Wamego.


The Goessel girls missed qualifying as a team by one point, but will send Kristen Hoffman and Lindsey Wedel to Wamego.

Hoffman placed eighth out of 38 runners in 17:05. Wedel was 15th in 18:39. They were followed by Sara Boman (18th, 19:07) and Shanna Klassen (27th, 19:48).

For the boys, Laird Goertzen (12th, 20:13), Johnathan Berkholz (13th, 20:20) and Jared Reimer (15th, 20:26) placed in the top 15 out of 39 runners.

They were followed by Isaac Fast (25th, 21:22), Chad Wedel (26th, 21:43), Marius Schrewe (31st, 22:59) and Anthony Esau (32nd, 23:09).

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