Bob Schmoekel Cross Country Invitational


Savannah Pfeifer

Sophomore Allison Shubert reaches the finish at the Hays Invitational.

The cross country team departed to the Bob Schmoekel Cross Country Invitational at Junction City at 6 a.m. on Sept. 29th.

The girls placed fourth out of the eight teams and had one medalist, freshman Landri Dotts, 16th place. Sophomore Allison Shubert placed 21st, missing a varsity medal by one. Others who competed were junior Yesenia Maldonado, 27th; sophomore Claire Shippy, 31st; freshman Lainey Hardman, 33rd; sophomore Cristina Leos, 42nd and freshman Kambri Bogart, 43rd .

The top five girls had a pack time of 1:13, making it the season best for the lady Indians.

“For us to continue to improve as a team, we will need to continue to close our pack time,” Head Coach Jerold Harris said. “We felt that our ladies competed well again today.”

The boys finished in eighth place as a team. Senior Johnny Fuller lead them with a 34th place finish followed by junior Grant Brungardt taking 35th. Others who competed were freshman Brayden Hines, 37th; junior Connor Cunningham, 47th; freshman Landon Viegra, 51st; junior Nathan Erbert, 56th, sophomore Fernando Zarate, 57th.

The boys also had their best five person pack time of the season, 1:19. Harris said the coaches were also very pleased with how the boys competed.

“Even though the team score may not show it, we battled a tough course,” Harris said. “Many of our guys ran seasons best.”