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LHS Girls Place a Shocking 2nd to Make State

KSCB News - October 26, 2015 6:36 am

Redskin Runners Qualify for State

The Liberal Redskin cross country teams traveled to Lake Afton to compete in their Regional

Championships Saturday hosted by Bishop Carroll High School. Others teams in attendance

looking for a trip to the State Championships were Bishop Carroll, Kapaun Mt. Carmel, Maize,

Maize South, Goddard, Goddard Eisenhower, and Arkansas City. The top three teams and top

ten individuals qualify for the State Championships.

The boys teams were the first to compete on the day. The Redskins got off to a slow start

with no runners in the top twenty at the mile marker. Edgar Moreno started to move through the

field to crack the top ten and earn All-Regional honors with a 9

th

place finish and a time of 17:10.

Emilio Tovilla was the next runner for the Redskins finishing the 5K course in a time of 17:29

good enough for 16

th

place. Right on Tovilla

s heels was teammate Greg McClurg. McClurg

s

time of 17:33 put him as the 19

th

runner to cross the line. The fourth runner for the Redskins was

Alex Chance. Chance ran 17:57 and was 26

th

. Freshman Antonio Borunda rounded out the 5

th

scoring position for the Redskins with a time of 18:10 in 31

st

place. Ryan Doll and Juan Beltran

were the 6

th

and 7

th

runners for Liberal with times of 18:18 and 18:21 crossing the line in 34

th

and

37

th

place. When the scores were tallied the teams earning a spot to state were Maize with 40

points and Bishop Carroll continued their streak of qualifying for state every year since 1984

coming in 2

nd

place with 44 points. The new member of 5A, Maize, took the final spot with 85

points. The Redskins finished in 4

th

place with 101 points. After all the qualifying teams runners

were taken out of the equation they take at least 5 individuals from non qualifying teams. The

Redskins had three such runners: junior Edgar Moreno with his second trip to state, senior

Emilio Tovilla in his third trip to state, and senior Greg McClurg with his fourth consecutive trip

to the State Championships.

The girls were the last race of the day and they knew they were going to have to leave it

all on the course to qualify the team for state. Camryn Slatten used her momentum from last

week to have another great race. Slatten ran a smart race in only her fourth 5K of the year to

finish in third place behind two of the top runners in the state. Slatten completed the course in

19:44. Junior teammate Saw Ahmara joined Slatten in the All-Regional honors list with a

seventh place finish running 20:35. Junior Yanelly Jurado ‘s time of 20:58 helped her cross the

line in 17

th

place. The fourth runner for the Redskins was Sophomore Kelsey Ramsey. Ramsey

placed 21

st

with a time of 21:30. The last scoring position on the team was taken by junior Chloe

Alling. Alling covered the 5K distance in a time of 21:53 as the 29

th

runner to cross the line.

Junior Karen Hernandez

s time of 22:41 was the 40

th

fastest in the race, while sophomore Reyn

Slatten placed 42

nd

with her time of 23:00. The Redskins had to wait patiently to hear the results

to find out their fate for next week with six teams who have all been ranked in the state

competing for three spots. The final team scores were Maize South 40, Liberal 77, Maize 83,

Bishop Carroll 92, Kapaun Mt. Carmel 100, Goddard Eisenhower 105, Ark City 208, and

Goddard 231. The Redskins qualified for state for the third straight time. The Redskin Roster

for the State meet will be Camryn Slatten, Saw Ahmara, Yanelly Jurado, Kelsey Ramsey, Chloe

Alling, Karen Hernandez, Reyn Slatten, Kayla Gokey, and Sarah Arriaga.

The state championships will be Halloween morning at Rim Rock Farms in Lawrence

Kansas with the 5A girls running at 10:00AM and the 5A boys competing at 12:15PM.

 

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