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LHS Girls Ninth at State

KSCB News - November 2, 2015 6:46 am

The Redskin cross country runners competed at the State

Championships in Lawrence, Kansas Saturday morning at Rim Rock Farms.

The girls team qualified their entire team, while the boys team qualified

three individuals. Rim Rock was host of 3A, 5A and 6A teams, while 1A, 2A

and 4A competed in Wamego, Kansas.

The 5A girls were the first race of the day. The Redskins roster

consisted of senior Sarah Arriaga, juniors Camryn Slatten, Saw Ahmara,

Yanelly Jurado, Chloe Alling, Karen Hernandez, Kayla Gokey, and sophomores

Kelsey Ramsey and Reyn Slatten. The Redskins could run any seven of the

runners listed on their state roster. Camryn Slatten was looking for her

second consecutive All-State season in her third appearance at the state

meet. Slatten

s freshman season ended with a 50


place at state, while last

year she finished 18


. Slatten continued to improve as her time of 19:58

was good enough to be the tenth fastest runner in the state and earn her a

second straight All-State selection. Saw Ahmara was the second runner for

the Redskins. Ahmara completed the course in 21:19 to place 51


. Yanelly

Jurado and Kelsey Ramsey packed together through the course to finish 59


and 62


with times of 21:42 and 21:49. The fifth and final scorer for the

Redskins was Chloe Alling. Alling was the 79


runner to cross the line doing

so with a time of 22:25. Reyn Slatten was the next runner for the Skins.

Reyn ran her fastest time of the year in 22:39 to be the 81


runner to finish.

Karen Hernandez placed 98


with a time of 24:30. The Redskins ended up

with a score of 196 points to place 9


in the state. St. Thomas Aquinas won

for their fourth year in a row with 30 points as their top three runners placed

first, second and third. Overland Park Blue Valley South was second with 90

points and Lansing was third with 118 points. WAC competitors Great Bend

ended the day in 12


with 320 points.

The boys did not compete as a team but took three individuals who

qualified. Junior Edgar Moreno led the way for the trio. Moreno covered the

distance in 17:21 to finish in 34


place. Seniors Emilio Tovilla and Greg

McClurg competed in their last cross country races as members of the Liberal

Redskins. Tovilla who missed competing at State last year due to injury

throughout the season finished in 45


place with a time of 17:31. McClurg

started off strong crossing the 2 mile mark in 11:00 minutes. Unfortunately,

McClurg twisted his ankle with about 800 meters left and was unable to finish

the race. St. Thomas Aquinas won the boys race as well with a score of 22

points. Aquinas

s top four runners placed 1


, 2


, 3


and 4




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