Halstead runners get regional preview

Mark Schnabel
mschnabel@thekansan.com
Halstead senior Hayden Davis placed 10th in the varsity boys' race Thursday at the Halstead Invitational.

The Halstead High School cross country team got a good taste of what’s in store for it at the Class 3A regional meet Thursday at the Halstead Invitational at the Wedgewood Golf Course.

Five of the 10 teams assigned to the regional Oct. 24 at Southeast of Saline High School competed at the Halstead meet, including four of the top five boys’ teams.

Southeast of Saline won the boys’ team title with 43 points, followed by Smoky Valley at 59, Cheney at 121, Wichita Collegiate at 145 and Halstead at 151. Only Cheney was assigned to a different regional.

In the girls’ team standings, Southeast of Saline won at 43, followed by Circle at 97, Smoky Valley at 100, Cheney at 107 and Clearwater at 133. Halstead was sixth at 134.

There were 17 teams in competition.

“It was a great day to run,” Halstead coach Curtis Vermillion said. “There was a little wind. The kids said they could feel it a little out there. The guys and gals at their home meet, you have a little more energy and a little more expectation, a little more pressure on you too. I was pleased with the way the guys and gals both ran.”

Only two teams from each 3A regional will advance to state this year.

“The same group except for Cheney is going to our regional, I found out today,” Vermillion said. “We’ve got our work cut out for us. We had some guys medaled in the top 15, maybe the top 10. Our season isn’t over with. I’ve been pleased with what we’re doing and we’re starting to hit our strides.”

Erin Hammeke of Ellinwood won the girls’ race in 19:14, 45 seconds ahead of Jentrie Alderson of Southeast of Saline. Gracie Lambert of Smoky Valley was third at 20:24.

Ryan Heline of Smoky Valley won the boys’ race in 16:21, 23 seconds ahead of Luke Gleason of Southeast. Dominic Jackson of Southeast was third, a second behind Gleason.

For the Halstead boys, Hayden Davis was ninth in 17:35.69, followed by Thomas Porch in 12th in 17:38.96, Aiden Allmon in 35th in 18:59.36, Spencer Johnson in 41st in 19:20.07, Austin Radke in 62nd in 20:11.98, Nickolas Mendez in 66th in 20:27.37 and Andrew Thompson in 67th in 20:28.32.

For the Halstead girls, Parker Schroeder was 14th in 22:13.66, Elena Flask was 18th in 22:33.86, Leah Weber was 29th in 23:52.01, Katelyn Davis was 35th in 24:13.54, Grace Lee was 38th in 24:46.96, Mattea Weber was 41st in 25:14.10 and Kyree Shields was 46th in 25:48.46.

Halstead competes Thursday at the Burrton Invitational at Harvey County West Park and returns to Wedgewood Oct. 15 for the Central Kansas League meet.

“We just have to prepare for a tough (regional) course up there,” Vermillion said. “We have Burrton next week, then here. We just have to take them one at a time. We just have to believe in ourselves. We have to close the gap between our three, four and five and our one and two. I’m seeing improvement every day in practice. Our times are coming down. Our training is going well.”

Halstead Invitational

Wedgewood GC

GIRLS

Team scores — Southeast of Saline 43, Circle 97, Smoky Valley 100, Cheney 107, Clearwater 133, Halstead 134, Ellinwood 144, Douglass 159, Pretty Prairie 176. Wichita Collegiate, Classical School of Wichita, Haven, Hutchinson Trinity, Belle Plaine, Goddard, Centre, Sedgwick no team score.

Individuals — 1. Erin Hammeke Elln. 19:14; 2. Jentrie Alderson SES 19:59; 3. Gracie Lambert SV 20:24; 4. Ashley Prochazka SES 20:31; 5. Kendall Coombes Dgl. 20:36; 6. Hayley Trotter Clr. 21:05; 7. Savannah Sutton SES 21:06; 8. Abbye Hudson Che. 21:11; 9. Abigail White PP 21:15; 10. Briona Woods Clr. 21:27; 11. Ashtin Klepper Elln. 21:38; 12. Talia Flamini WC 21:44; 13. Alice Lestienne Cir. 21:46; 14. Joni Schroeder SES 22:02; 15. Alaina Veatch CSW 22:03; 16. Parker Schroeder Hal. 22:13; 17. Rebecka Choriego Cir. 22:19; 18. Taylor Hoskinson Hav. 22:19; 19. Mari Timler CSW 22:25; 20. Lakin Green Che. 22:29; 21. Sadie Franklin SES 22:30; 22. Elena Flask Hal. 22:33; 23. Kenzie Heline SV 22:34; 24. Klaire Falkner Cir. 23:02; 25. Kinslee Ingram Che. 23:03; 26. Kajsa Peterson SV 23:05; 27. Georgia Devine Cir. 23:06; 28. Emma Vogel HT 23:10; 29. Olivia Bengtson SV 23:19; 30. Brianna Wasson Dgl. 23:23; 31. Tatum Ingram Che. 23:36; 32. Kya Hedrick BP 23:38; 33. Breah Yourdon CSW 23:40; 34. Lyla Ott Cir. 23:42; 35. Sadie Nisly PP 23:48; 36. Leah Weber Hal. 23:52; 37. Alexa Morales HT 23:52; 38. Alaina Yianakopulos SES 23:54; 39. Makenna Roths SES 23:56; 40. Adrien Lochard SV 23:57; 41. Ava Hanes Clr. 24:00; 42. Abbey Freeman Clr. 24:06; 43. Katelyn Drake Hal. 24:13; 44. Lauren Wood Che. 24:24; 45. Tessa Martin Dgl. 24:38; 46. Grace Lee Hal. 24:46; 47. Danae Mcleland PP 24:48; 48. Allison Ricker Elln. 25:04; 49. Mattea Weber Hal. 25:14; 50. Alison Unruh Cir. 25:15; 51. Lydia Peterson SV 25:18; 52. Adrianna Carroll Dgl. 25:39; 53. Brooklin Morgan Elln. 25:42; 54. Leah Martyn Gdd. 25:42; 55. Kyree Shields Hal. 25:48; 56. Leach Gooch BP 25:48; 57. Hannah Winget Elln. 25:49; 58. Bridget Martin Dgl. 26:20; 59. Sophia Engalnd PP 26:23; 60. Audrie Garrison Clr. 26:26; 61. Jaeli Deel PP 26:31; 62. Camryn Clevenger Clr. 26:35; 63. Grace Brown CSW 27:26; 64. Gracie Schlessiger Elln. 27:45; 65. Mariah Brasch Ctr. 29:10; 66. Kayla Potter BP 29:58; 67. Cara Shultz PP 30:32; 68. Michelle Brasch Ctr. 31:16; 69. Holly Tucker Sed. 41:07:00.

Area JV finishers — 10. Brooklyn Wilkinson Hal. 26:07; 18. Adrianna Floro Hal. 27:38.

BOYS

Team scores — Southeast of Saline 43, Smoky Valley 59, Cheney 121, Wichita Collegiate 145, Halstead 151, Clearwater 161, Hutchinson Trinity 179, Circle 195, Wellington 257, Ellinwood 265, Goddard 277, Marion 277, Pretty Prairie 307. Classical School of Wichita, Haven, Belle Plaine, Centre no team score.

Individuals — 1. Ryan Heline SV 16:21; 2. Luke Gleason SES 16:44; 3. Dominic Jackson SES 16:45; 4. Ian Hunter Cir. 16:49; 5. Cj Meyer WC 17:15; 6. Damion Jackson SES 17:24; 7. Ethan Albers Che. 17:26; 8. Justice Gardner SV 17:34; 9. Hayden Davis Hal. 17:35; 10. Jonah Godina HT 17:37; 11. Jackson Riggins Che. 17:37; 12. Thomas Porch Hal. 17:38; 13. Paul Shive CSW 17:39; 14. Lukas Apel SV 17:39; 15. Brendan Kiser HT 17:42; 16. Joel Kejr SES 17:44; 17. Garret Huffman SV 17:46; 18. Andrew Hanson SES 17:50; 19. Tyler Bixenman Cir. 17:51; 20. Zach Trotter Clr. 17:53; 21. Christopher Clear Che. 17:54; 22. Tytus Reed SV 17:56; 23. Tyler Gwyn WC 18:00; 24. Stephen Peterson SV 18:05; 25. Spencer Smith SES 18:08; 26. Mason Seiter Clr. 18:25; 27. Nakari Morrical-Palmer SES 18:26; 28. Colton Ohlde Clr. 18:27; 29. James White Iii PP 18:28; 30. Mason Lubbers Gdd. 18:28; 31. Gavin Wasmuth Mar. 18:33; 32. Anthony Clennan HT 18:36; 33. Camden Parkey Wel. 18:48; 34. Samuel Peterson SV 18:53; 35. Aiden Allmon Hal. 18:59; 36. Hunter Lough Wel. 19:00; 37. Asher Miller Elln. 19:05; 38. Josh Mallard WC 19:11; 39. Evan Yang WC 19:11; 40. Tristen Dye Mar. 19:19; 41. Spencer Johnson Hal. 19:20; 42. Christian Presley Che. 19:21; 43. Cole Zongker Hav. 19:22; 44. Mason Schneider Che. 19:24; 45. Mason Hart WC 19:34; 46. Owen Wells Clr. 19:34; 47. Colten Henning BP 19:36; 48. Charlie Nolan WC 19:36; 49. Cade Smith Clr. 19:37; 50. Landon Lickly Gdd. 19:38; 51. Blake Logan Cir. 19:38; 52. Christopher Beery Mar. 19:42; 53. Kaden Baird Elln. 19:43; 54. John Schwartz PP 19:47; 55. Garrett Hageman HT 19:54; 56. Mulligan Ethan Hav. 19:55; 57. Aiden Sprole WC 19:58; 58. Ivan Stevens CSW 20:00; 59. Tyler Roush CSW 20:00; 60. Alex Cowing Elln. 20:05; 61. Jacob Walter Clr. 20:06; 62. Austin Radke Hal. 20:11; 63. Chilson Ybarra Wel. 20:13; 64. Logan Patrick Clr. 20:14; 65. Hal Leep Cir. 20:15; 66. Nickolas Mendez Hal. 20:27; 67. Andrew Thompson Hal. 20:28; 68. Cole Ringwald Elln. 20:41; 69. Sam Brauer Elln. 20:45; 70. Nathan Harkman Gdd. 20:47; 71. Zachary Kristek Wel. 20:56; 72. Blake Hunter BP 21:00; 73. Marcus Young Cir. 21:01; 74. Aidenn Poteete Gdd. 21:05; 75. Caleb Saunders Wel. 21:07; 76. Garrett Uhlman Cir. 21:07; 77. Isaiah Landreth BP 21:07; 78. Braxton Summers Gdd. 21:08; 79. Tyler Nickel Ctr. 21:11; 80. Austin Kline Cir. 21:16; 81. Brennan Leighton HT 21:17; 82. Noah Perry PP 21:19; 83. Reese Yoder Hav. 21:20; 84. Jackson Allen Gdd. 21:22; 85. Cooper Bailey Mar. 21:23; 86. Xavier Ryan HT 21:36; 87. Tristan England PP 22:04; 88. Dustin Saft PP 22:06; 89. Ryan Bacon Wel. 22:09; 90. Levi Neumann CSW 22:10; 91. Elijah Judd Che. 22:35; 92. Kai Smith PP 22:42; 93. Mason Albers Che. 22:47; 94. Michael Herrera Ctr. 22:56; 95. Brett Mcleland PP 23:33; 96. Hayden Mendoza Mar. 23:55; 97. Presten Mccord Elln. 24:19; 98. Logan Sturtz Elln. 24:23; 99. Wyatt Helmer Mar. 25:34; 100. Tyler Stone BP 30:17.

Area JV finishers — 35. Raiden Straub Hal. 24:32.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Area results

Eighth-grade girls — 10. Zoe Mayfield Hal. 15:11.

Eighth-grade boys — 2. Keaston Shields Hal. 11:57; 13. Caden Harmon Hal. 13:04; 15. Chase Allmon Hal. 13:25; 18. Ethan Wilcox Hal. 13:31; 22. Finneas Howard Hal. 13:40; 25. Hunter Bevan Sed. 14:10; 36. Cooper Vollbracht Sed. 15:23; 39. Liam Mabry Sed. 16:02; 42. Ayden Johnston Sed. 16:11.

Seventh-grade girls — 2. Addisen Wills Hal. 5:40; 4. Emily O’Brien Hal. 6:04.

Halstead senior Parker Schroeder finished 16th Thursday at the Halstead Invitational. The Halstead girls were eighth in the team standings.