Lady Jays finish third, boys take fifth at Hiawatha

 

Junior Kalvin Evans shows strong form early in the race with freshman Charlie Lukert close on his heels on Thursday, September 15, at Hiawatha.

 

Freshman Charlie Lukert takes advantage on a long, level stretch of the course to stay ahead of several competitors at Hiawatha on Thursday, September 15.

 

Freshman Josh Enneking strides out in mid-race at Hiawatha on Thursday, September 15.

 

Freshman Korbyn Stinnett keeps a good pace on a rare, cross country straightaway at Hiawatha on Thursday, September 15.

 

Sophomore Tabor Bachelor powers through with a mid-race pace at Hiawatha on Thursday, September 15.

 

Sophomore Laura Metzger sets a strong pace in the early stages of the race at Hiawatha on Thursday, September 15.

 

Sophomore Ellyannah Clinton leads a group of harriers during the cross country meet on Thursday, September 15, at Hiawatha.

 

Freshman Jyllian Stapleton maintains a steady pace during the cross country meet on Thursday, September 15, at Hiawatha.

 

Sophomore Lauren Bowles pushes herself through the course during the cross country meet on Thursday, September 15, at Hiawatha.

 

Junior Emerson Montgomery maintains her speed during the cross country meet on Thursday, September 15, at Hiawatha.

The Sabetha boys and girls harriers took their team on the road on Thursday, Sept. 15, to Hiawatha, in a challenge of northeast Kansas regional runners. The meet hosted by the Red Hawks boasted schools from Sabetha, Atchison, ACCHS, Doniphan West, Falls City, Holton, Nemaha Central, Silver Lake, Riverside, Royal Valley and Pawnee City, Neb. It was a beautiful, clear day with warm temperatures, and the Jays took advantage of the conditions.

There were 42 runners in the varsity girls division and the Lady Jays continued to run with the front of the pack on this new outing, and sophomore Laura Metzger continued to lead her team on the course. Metzger ran the course in 22 minutes, 42 seconds to finish in the front of her teammates to capture fourth place overall. Freshman Jyllian Stapleton ran a strong race and crossed the finish line in 10th place with a time of 24 minutes, 18 seconds. Sophomore Lauren Bowles finished in 27th place, sophomore Ellyannah Clinton took 33rd and junior Emerson Montgomery finished 37th.

Junior Kalvin Evans and freshman Charlie Lukert have challenged and pushed each other thus far in the season, and can usually be found in the pack close to one another. It was no different at Hiawatha with Lukert edging out his running-mate to finish in fourth place overall with a time of 17 minutes, 48 seconds. Evans finished in fifth place overall with a time of 17 minutes, 56 seconds to help his team earn points. Freshmen Josh Enneking finish 25th with teammate Korbyn Stinnett taking 37th place. Sophomore Tabor Bachelor ran a strong race and finished in 47th place.

“We are working hard to get better,” said Head Coach Doug Leiker. “We need to work on our mental part of running and getting ready to run. Our next meet is Rim Rock Farm, which is a special meet for our runners.”

The Sabetha girls finished third overall and the boys finished fifth. Sabetha will travel to Lawrence to run at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, to compete at Rim Rock.

Hiawatha 9.15.22

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

RUNNER

PLACE

TIME

Laura Metzger

4

22:42.18

Jyllian Stapleton

10

24:18.59

Lauren Bowles

27

28:27.59

Elly Clinton

33

30:04.22

Emerson Montgomery

37

30:22.72

TEAM RESULTS

TEAM

SCORE

TOTAL TIME

AVERAGE TIME

Holton

43

2:12:26.27

26:29.26

Doniphan West

47

2:13:15.72

26:39.15

Sabetha

60

2:16:01.30

27:12.26

Hiawatha

69

2:19:59.47

27:59.90

 

Hiawatha 9.15.22

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

RUNNER

PLACE

TIME

Charlie Lukert

4

17:48.15

Kalvin Evans

5

17:56.34

Josh Enneking

25

20:26.88

Korbyn Stinnett

37

21:15.93

Tabor Bachelor

47

22:26.56

TEAM RESULTS

TEAM

SCORE

TOTAL TIME

AVERAGE TIME

Hiawatha

38

1:32:35.62

18:31.13

Nemaha Central

79

1:36:18.18

19:15.64

Royal Valley

107

1:40:35.90

20:07.18

Holton

110

1:40:47.21

20:09.45

Sabetha

110

1:39:53.86

19:58.78

Silver Lake H.S.

122

1:42:26.69

20:29.34

Falls City

136

1:43:38.72

20:43.75

Horton

192

2:00:38.90

24:07.78

Doniphan West

242

2:04:52.32

24:58.47

Pete Schuetz112 Posts

Pete Schuetz is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where he has been on staff since 2022. Pete is a retired teacher from the USD 113 Prairie Hills School district. He lives in Sabetha with his wife and one of his two sons.

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