Goessel runners win Wheat State
Both Goessel cross-country teams won first place in a soggy field on Thursday at the Wheat State League meet at the Bethel College cross-country course in Newton.
A total of 28 runners competed in the boys’ division with the top ten earning medals.
Six Bluebirds received medals with a strong showing, finishing ahead of Canton-Galva and Little River.
For the girls’ teams, 18 runners completed the 5K course, and five Goessel runners earned medals, with Elsie Clark finishing as league champion.
Goessel edged out Little River for the championship.
Goessel will race at Belleville Country Club at the regional cross-country meet on Saturday.
The top three teams will compete at the state cross-country meet in Wamego the following Saturday.
2nd Dawson Duerksen 18:31.3. 3rd Jerah Schmidt 18:35.6. 4th Adrian Kastner 18:35.8. 7th Brendon Hicks 19:32.4. 8th Jacob Schrag 19:33.2. 10th Timothy Schrag 19:56.1. Chicco Bertozzi 20:13.9. Nate Impson 20:33.9. Ben Olson 20:42.3. Brody Schroeder 21:11.1. David Sawyer 21:15.5. Zachary Guerrero 22:35.9. Jan Wolters 24:53.8. Juan Maqueda-Oliveras 30:49.0.
1st Elsie Clark 21:47.4. 4th Elyse Boden 24:09.9. 5th Cassandra 24:30.6. 7th Porclein Unruh 25:16.4. 9th Edel Miller 26:38.5. Katelyn Olson 27:38.9. Alyssa Boden 31:07.9.