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Slatten Wins WAC Again

KSCB News - October 16, 2015 6:47 am

Liberal’s Cam Slatten win the WAC for a second consecutive season. Slatten won by 10 seconds at Yucca Ridge north of Liberal on a sunny but breezy Thursday afternoon. Both LHS teams placed third in the WAC. The Dodge City girls won WAC with 33, Garden City had 65, LHS (70), Hays (80), and Great Bend (102). The Red Demon boys also won WAC with 27, Garden City (62), Liberal (74), Great Bend (86), and Hays (110).

Slatten won the WAC in 16:25. Saw Ahmara was eighth at 17:23, Yanelly Jurado was 15th (18:00), Kelsey Ramsey was 22nd (18:37), Chloe Alling 23rd (18:45), Tania Minjarez 28th (19:11), and Karen Hernandez was 30th (19:44).

Edgar Moreno led the Redskins taking 6th at 17:29, Emilio Tovilla was 13th (17:54), Greg McClurg 15th (17:59), Alex Chance was 17th (18:08), Antonio Borunda 23rd (18:41), Juan Beltran 26th (18:52), and Ryan Doll 27th (19:01). Garden City’s Marcus Tula won the WAC at 16:41.

LHS competes at regionals at Lake Afton October 24 along with Bishop Carroll, Kapaun, Goddard, Goddard Eisenhower, Maize South, and Ark City.

Full Story by Tyson McGuire

Slatten Earns second WAC Championship and Runner of the Year Award

The Liberal Redskin cross country teams hosted the Western Athletic Conference

cross country championships last Thursday. The meet was held at Yucca Ridge Golf

Course north of town. The boys ran a 5K race at 3.1 miles while the girls ran a 4K at 2.5

miles.

Camryn Slatten came in as the defending champion, and the opportunity to be

only the third Redskin runner to ever win back to back titles. The other two were Obed

Quintana in 2013 and 2014, and Kathryn Wolfram in 1993 and 1994. Slatten didn

t

disappoint leading the race from start to finish, crossing the line with nobody else in

sight. Slatten will get the opportunity next year to be the only Redskin to win three WAC

titles. Saw Ahmara added All-WAC honorable mention to her list of accomplishments as

she finished in 8

th

place. Yanelly Jurado placed 15

th

, while Kelsey Ramsey and Chloe

Alling finished in 22

nd

and 23

rd

. Tania Minjarez was the 28

th

runner to cross the line while

Karen Hernandez finished in 30

th

. The Redskins finished the day in third place right

behind Garden City in second. Dodge City claimed the WAC championship for their

second straight year.

Edgar Moreno led the way for the boys Redskin harriers. Moreno narrowly missed

earning All-WAC honors coming in 6

th

place. Moreno earned All-WAC honorable mention.

Seniors Emilio Tovilla, Greg McClurg, and Alex Chance finished in 13

th

, 15

th

, and 17

th

.

Antonio Borunda was the first freshman to cross the line in 23

rd

. Juan Beltran and Ryan

Doll placed 26

th

and 27

th

. The Redskin boys finished third as well behind Garden City and

Dodge City.

The Redskins have a tough task ahead as they travel to Lake Afton Saturday the

24

th

for their Regional meet. Along with the Redskins will be Arkansas City, Goddard,

Goddard-Eisenhower, Maize, Maize South, Wichita-Carroll, and Wichita-Kapaun Mount

Carmel. The top ten individuals and top three teams will qualify for the State

Championship meet held October 31

st

.

 

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