PBHS runners eye state return

Returning senior Duane Unruh (personal record 17 minutes 56 seconds) finished 21st at the state meet with a time of 18:44. He leads a group of state qualifiers that includes senior Ryan Wiebe (19:12 personal best) and sophomores Aaron Topham (18:22 personal best) and Josh Klarmann (19:36 personal best).

Junior Kendall Wiebe (19:37 personal best) is the team’s fifth returning letter-winner.

Four runners return with junior varsity experience on coach Kim Topham’s squad: Curtis Frederick (19:46), Seth Methvin (19:56), Ethan Riggs (21:33) and Martin Hofkamp.

Freshman Sheldon Wiebe, the team’s only newcomer, has notched a 2-mile time of 12:06.

With four state qualifiers back, Kim Topham is looking for other runners to step up: “We have three places in our top seven for the guys to fill.”

The girls’ team consists of seniors Samantha Pickens, Jessica Rosine, Erica Frederick and two freshmen: Lauren Pickens and Heather Brooks.

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