Liberal, KS

Now: 49 °F

Currently: Cloudy / Windy

Hi: 49 °F | Lo: 37 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 62 °F 

Lo: 35 °F

Thursday

Hi: 66 °F 

Lo: 32 °F

Friday

Hi: 69 °F 

Lo: 41 °F

Saturday

Hi: 80 °F 

Lo: 50 °F

Sunday

Hi: 81 °F 

Lo: 54 °F

Covarrubias Runs Liberal to an International Pancake Day Win

Brock Kappelmann - February 13, 2018 12:38 pm

For the first time since 2015, Liberal wins the International Pancake Day Race.  Gaby Covarrubias ran the Liberal leg of the 415 yard S shaped curve in 1:08.85.  That time edged Olney’s Katie Godof and her time of 1:11.4.  Liberal leads the series 38-29 with two no contests.  The Olney leg of the race was run at 5:55 a.m. central time. The race was run at 11:55 a.m. with sunny skies and a temperature of 46 degrees.  The win was blowing in the face of the racers out of the south at about 25 miles per hour.

Covarrubias is a 22 year old LPN at Southwest Medical Center and a second year nursing student at Seward County Community College.  She is a lifelong Liberal resident.  Her son Cesar is 3 and ran in the children’s races.  Her husband Cesar works at Latshaw Drilling Company.  This is the first time Covarrubias has run in the race.  Sarahy Esquivel came in second.  She is a 22 year old secretary at CrossFit Fracas.  Allyson Nondorf came in third.  She is a 20 year old student at Kansas State University.

There were eight racers in this year’s race in Liberal.  The other racers were Lindsay Claus, Elena Calleja, Minerba Lopez, Tessy Barnett, and Kaitlyn Ralston.

You can listen to audio of Brock Kappelmann’s coverage of the race by clicking on the following link.

 

Latest Stories

Mill and Overlay Projects on Highway 160 in Meade and Clark Counties

Crews will begin a mill and overlay project on U.S. 160 from the U.S. 54 junction...

USD 480 Board Meets, Approves Edgenuity Learning for LHS

The USD 480 Board of Education met in regular session Monday evening and recognized the April...

Seward County Sheriff’s Office Seize Meth, Arrests Made

On April 11th, 2018 the Seward County Sheriff Office along with KBI, DEA, Finney County Sheriff’s...