Holmes paces Tabor cross country

Hannah Holmes led the Tabor women with a sixth-place finish in 19:29.20 at the Fort Hays Invitational Saturday. Phyllis Richert PhotoBoth Tabor College cross country teams had successful outings at the Fort Hays Invitational Saturday.

?Both teams had by far their best meet of the year,? coach Eric Schwab said. ?Almost all of our athletes ran lifetime best performances.

?We were on the fastest course we will see this year, but even considering the course, our performances were very impressive.?

Joel Allen led the men to a seventh-place finish as a team with an eighth-place finish among a field of 113 in a season-best 25 minutes, 16.30 seconds.

Garrett Daugherty turned in a season-best 26:08.10, good for 15th place.

Bret Mueller was 43rd (27:20.40), Phillip Magos 50th (27:36.40), Tyler Parrish 66th (28:11.90) and Josh Richert 77th (28:44.00). All four turned in lifetime-best times.

Allen County won the 11-team meet.

Hannah Holmes, meanwhile, led the Bluejay women to a sixth-place team finish by placing sixth among a field of 83 in 19:29.20.

Paula Young was 21st (20:13.40), Katey Whitesell 23rd (20:18.30), Allie Jost 55th (22:10.50) and Kaylee Schmidt 58th (22:43.10). All four had lifetime-best performances.

Dodge City won the 10-team meet.

?Both our teams ran very disciplined races and stuck to our game plan,? Schwab said. ?It was one of those days a coach dreams of having. Nobody on either of our teams had a bad day.?

Coming?Tabor will compete at the NAIA Mid-States Classic in Winfield Saturday. The women will run at 10 a.m. and the men at 11 a.m.

?With only three weeks until the conference meet, things are looking good for our teams to have their best races at the end of the season,? Schwab said. ?Our improvement since the beginning of the season has been very impressive.?

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