Stanton County XC continues dominance

Brad Nading

Stanton County High School’s cross country teams continued their dominance at western Kansas meets, as the boys and girls squads both won the Syracuse cross country meet Saturday at Tamarisk golf course.

On the girls side, the Trojans had five of their runners finish in the top 10 placings, with three in the top five.

Stanton County’s Chesney Peterson grabbed the individual championship with a 19:13.6, over a full second faster than second place finisher Ozia Trujillo of Southwestern Heights at 20:50.1.

Peterson’s teammate Suzane Farnham took third, running the course in 21:05.6, and Peyton Peterson claimed fifth place with a 21:50.3. The Trojans’ Madison Seyb ran the course in 23:06.1 for ninth and Jania Don Juan finished in 10th at 23:14.4. Stanton County’s Belle Batterton finished in 14th and Lauren Canny took 17th.

Southwestern Heights’ Yanely Puentes finished seventh with a 22:47.3, as teammate Anastasia Alvidrez finished 21st; Dianna Olivera grabbed 22nd; and Kaylen Langhofer finished 30th.

Yessenia Ornelas ran the course in 22:55.5 for eighth place. She was Ulysses’ lone runner.

Lakin’s Jordan Ortiz placed 12th as the top finisher for the Broncs with a 23:31.0; Anne Vanderknapp took 23rd; Josiah Ortiz finished 26th; Alondra Mendez took 27th; and Kayleen Tanner finished in 29th.

Hugoton’s Koe Schultz finished in 16th for the Eagles with a 24:06.4, as Molly McClure took 25th and Abbey Goode finished in 28th.

Raven Osborn ran the course in 25:52.6 for 24th place. She was Greeley County’s lone entry for the day.

Elkhart’s Liberty Long ran the course in 31:35.9 for 31st place.

Hooker, Okla., finished in second place as a team and Southwestern Heights took third.

On the boys’ side, Stanton County scored 50 points as a team to win, as Hooker, Okla., took second with 60 points. Lakin finished third with 67 points.

Stanton County captured three of the top 10 finishes. Kamryn Golub took second place with 18:05.7, getting beat out at the finish line stretch by Lakin’s Lawson Beymer. Beymer completed the course in 18:00.9.

Spencer Schmidt finished in seventh for the Trojans at 19:08.9, and Ryan Wenman ran it at 19:09.1 for eighth place. Other Stanton County runners to finish include Colton Adams in 17th; Cyle Peterson finished 18th; Uziel Carrasco in 27th; and Brandon Robles in 32nd.

Lakin’s Edwin Garcia finished third, running the course in 18:19.5. Other runners for the Broncs were Ty Davidson in 13th; Dominick Daniels finished 19th; Orinn Noris in 35th; Ethan Horton in 39th; and Brock Pauda in 41st.

South Gray’s Michael Gallegos ran the course in 18:28.2 for fourth place while teammates Jaxson Koehn finished in 28th; Jorge Lupercio took 45th place; Andrew Racy in 50th; and Frankk Reimer in 55th.

Bryant Olivera of Southwestern Heights finished in sixth with a 19:04.5, and teammate Branden Stanfield took ninth place with a 19:19.7 run. Madix Franklin took 22nd place for the Mustangs; Victor Testa finished 26th; Roberto Funes took 29th; Jared Hernandez placed 34th; and Adan Puentes took 36th.

Ulysses’ Cole Krug finished 12th with a 19:37.6; Marcos Martinez took 14th place; Bryan Pena placed 21st; Irvin Luna finished 38th; Ira Garcia took 46th; Christian Dino placed 47th; and Angel Aguilar finished 53rd.

Hugoton’s Rafael Guereque led the Eagles with a 19.43.4 to take 15th place and Lane Plowman took 52nd.

Daniel Aguilar led Syracuse with a 20:17.0 to finish in 23rd; Jaren Lubbers took 24th; Jesse Cooper finished in 37th; Uriel Ibarra took 43; Emmitt Cooper placed 44th; Bryson Luebbers took 48th; and Ki Vaughn finished in 51st.

Satanta’s lone finisher was Ayden Garcia, running the course in 21:44.6 for 33rd place.

Sublete’s Keaton Mason ran a 22:04.3 for 40th place; Brandon Guenter finished 42nd for the Larks; and Aidan Cervantes took 54th.

Elkhart’s lone runner, Jay Finn, clocked a 28:09.3 for 56th place.