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Slatten Sets Record as LHS Competes at Newton

KSCB News - October 5, 2015 6:40 am

The Redskins Cross Country teams made the trip East to Newton to compete

in the Newton High School Cross Country Invitational. The meet had 12 teams of

some of the top ranked teams in Kansas 4A, 5A, and 6A divisions. Other schools

participating besides the Redskins were Buhler, Dodge City, Eisenhower, El Dorado,

Goddard, McPherson, Newton, Valley Center, Wamego, Topeka Washburn Rural, and

Wichita East. The meet had 5 races with boys and girls varsity, JV, and a boys C

team race.

The boys team were led once again by junior Edgar Moreno. Moreno

completed the 5K course in a time of 17:07 landing him with another top ten finish

in 9


place. Senior Greg McClurg was the only other varsity medalist with a 12


place finish in a time of 17:16. Seniors Emilio Tovilla and Alex Chance covered the

distance in times of 17:44 and 17:48 to finish in 23


and 27


. Freshman Antonio

Borunda continued his impressive run as he ran a personal best time by 44 seconds

to round out the scoring spots for the Redskins. Borunda

s time of 17:51 was good

enough for 31


place. Senior Ryan Doll crossed the line in a personal best time of

18:02 in 37


place, while junior Juan Beltran placed 41


in a time of 18:15. The

Redskins ended the day with 102 points and a 5


place finish. Dodge City

continued their undefeated season with 41 points, Topeka Washburn Rural had 82

points, Wichita East had 94, and Newton 96.

On the Junior Varsity side, the Redskins saw four runners take the podium as

freshman Javier Carillo placed 10


in 18:46, freshman Joel Obando 12


in 18:47,

sophomore Tristen Bigham 15


in 18:57, and freshman Josh Diazdeleon 20


in a

time of 19:14. The Junior Varsity runners placed third as a team.

The girls were led by the junior trio of Camryn Slatten, Yanelly Jurado, and

Saw Ahmara. Slatten

s goal for the race was to break the twenty minute barrier to

not only lower her best ever time but to lower her own school record as well.

Slatten accomplished her goal as she was in a race clear to the finish, crossing the

line in second place with a time and new school record of 19:32. Jurado and

Ahmara both ran personal best times as well with 20:46 and 20:49 both making the

medal podium in 12


and 15


. Sophomore Kelsey Ramsey

s time of 21:29 was the



best of the day. Junior Chloe Alling finished in the Redskins last scoring spot in

22:01 and a 33


place finish. Junior Karen Heranandez and sophomore Tania

Minjarez finished in 42


and 43


with times of 22:31 and 22:33. All seven varsity

runners finished the day with personal best times as the Redskins finished with 84

points and a third place team finish. Dodge City and Valley Center finished with a

tie of 54 points with Dodge City winning the tie breaker based off the teams sixth

place runner.

The Junior Varsity girls saw two of their own make the podium in freshman

Joanna Suarez who placed 16


with a time of 23:26 and sophomore Reyn Slatten

who placed 17


in 23:28. The Junior Varsity girls placed third as a team.

The Varsity teams will be off next week as they prepare for the WAC

Championship October 15


in Liberal at Yucca Ridge Golf Course. This will mark the

first time in five years the Redskins have got to run a home meet. The Junior Varsity

teams will compete in a varsity race on October 8


in Cimarron.


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