Hillsboro High School runner Emily Sechrist won the Wamego Invitational on Saturday.
She finished the race with a time of 15 minutes, 45.15 seconds, edging Heather Ruder of Hays-Thomas More Prep, 15:52.84.
“She and Ruder battled it out for two miles before Emily was able to pull away in the last half mile or so,” coach Stuart Holmes said.
Josh Richert medaled for the boys’ team with a 22nd-place finish, 18:55.75. The Hillsboro boys finished 11th out of 16 teams. Avery Franz finished 49th, 19:59.18; Jordan Bezdek placed 58th, 20:14.94; J.D. Schmidt placed 68th, 20:36.75; and Daniel Gray finished 100th, 22:20.03.
Karyn Leihy medaled with a 12th-place finish in the junior varsity race with a time of 18:33.54.
Erin Wiebe placed 76th, 22:12.89; Mary Leihy placed 77th, 22:14.07; Karina Torres placed 90th, 23:07.95; and Morganne Hamm finished 110th, 26:22.38.