Railer runners 4th, 6th at home meet

Mark Schnabel
mschnabel@thekansan.com
Newton's Luke Schmidt finished ninth in the morning session of the Newton Invitational. The Railers were fourth in the team section.

To keep the crowds lower and ensure a little more social distancing from the runners and the crowds, the Newton High School Invitational cross country meet was broken into two sections this year.

Newton ran in the morning section with the boys taking fourth and the girls finishing sixth. Maize South swept the team titles in the morning session, while the Dodge City girls and Wamego boys were the team winners in the afternoon section.

Alexa Rios of Maize South won the girls’ morning race in 18:49.68, while Serenity Larson of Dodge City won the afternoon race in 20:00.82.

“I was wanting to break the school record today and with the wind, I wasn’t able to do that,” Rios said. “I have asthma and cough a lot. I still ran in the area I wanted to run, so I’m not too mad about that. The conditions were perfect minus the wind, and it’s usually pretty hard to run by yourself. You don’t have a little barrier for the wind.”

Rios said she ran a minute faster from last year’s race. She was third at state. Her team also took third.

Kaiden Esfeld of Great Bend won the boys’ morning race in 16:39.30, while Devin Chappel of Garden City won the afternoon race in 16:52.16.

“It went pretty good,” said Esfeld, a sophomore. “It went a lot better than what I was thinking. I probably should have ran a little bit faster, but I still have a pretty good kick from the finish and the start.”

Esfeld said he waited until the last 500 meters to make his final move. He was a state qualifier last year.

For the Railer boys, Luke Schmidt and Kaden Anderson each claimed medals. Schmidt finished ninth in 17:45.42. Anderson was 15th in 18:04.27.

Nick Treaster was 27th in 18:38.06, Elijah Edwards was 30th in 18:47.43, Gabriel Gaeddert was 31st in 18:53.84, Ben Gehring was 33rd in 19:11.19 and Drew Dillon was 37th in 19:32.95.

For the Railer girls, Aspen Schmidt was 27th in 22:30.76, Isabel Sandoval was 33rd in 23:03.87, Emily Torres was 36th in 23:39.22, Elia Bergquist was 37th in 23:39.44 and Ella Mayes was 42nd in 24:28.70.

“We’ve been working on PRs consistently,” Newton coach D.J. Bookout said. “If we don’t get PRs, we’ve been working on manageable parts of the race. The kids all ran consistently better than last year. This is a really tough course. All our guys ran under 20. Most were under 19. We’re getting there.”

Newton competes Saturday at the El Dorado Invitational at El Dorado State Park. The Railers follow with league and regionals.

“We have good competition to keep us sharp,” Bookout said. “All these area 5A schools, we’re all kind of using each other to get ahead. There’s no slacking off until the end of October.”

Newton Invitational cross country

Saturday,

Centennial Park

Morning section

GIRLS

Team scores — Maize South 30, Great Bend 61, Andover 77, Goddard Eisenhower 95, Valley Center 107, Newton 164. Andover Central no team score.

Individuals — 1. RIOS, Alexa MS 18:49.68; 2. VETTER, Elizabth And. 19:16.61; 3. GROVER, Hannah VC 19:29.23; 4. SARGENT, Bowi MS 19:59.76; 5. DIAZ, Emilia GB 20:02.42; 6. KELLY, Britton MS 20:09.46; 7. PAVLIK, Jadyn GE 20:30.18; 8. ANDERSON, Sydney And. 20:35.56; 9. PAULY, Sage MS 20:47.95; 10. DINGLER, Claire MS 20:52.90; 11. LOOMIS, Emma GB 21:04.14; 12. MITCHELL, Kennedy MS 21:07.88; 13. NELSON, Nina GE 21:20.20; 14. BECKWITH, Morgan GB 21:23.11; 15. JACKSON, Eliana GB 21:33.58; 16. NICHOLSON, Addy GB 21:37.23; 17. HODDY, Jalea VC 21:38.07; 18. WEDGE, Carly MS 21:42.80; 19. HORNING, Teagan VC 21:48.88; 20. MCCORMICK, Haley GB 21:53.82; 21. DAY, Gabrielle And. 21:55.02; 22. ERICKSEN, Hailey And. 21:59.70; 23. ROBERTSON, Camille AC 22:03.83; 24. MOLINA, Bella GE 22:09.52; 25. KELLY, Jayda And. 22:16.83; 26. FREUND, Brooklyn GE 22:26.18; 27. SCHMIDT, Aspen New. 22:30.76; 28. BURKHART, Lainie GE 22:35.01; 29. WEIDLER, Savannah AC 22:41.24; 30. NICHOLSON, Kennedy GE 22:49.46; 31. HABERICHTER, Kara And. 22:49.60; 32. PAVLIK, Kiara GE 22:56.78; 33. SANDOVAL, Isabel New. 23:03.87; 34. EDWARDS, Rachel VC 23:05.78; 35. FIELDS, Chloe And. 23:09.82; 36. TORRES, Emily New. 23:39.22; 37. BERGQUIST, Elia New. 23:39.44; 38. HERSHBERGER, Sara VC 23:41.34; 39. HENDERSON, Kaylee VC 24:01.52; 40. ROZARIO, Olivia AC 24:15.95; 41. REEVES, Maddy AC 24:22.50; 42. MAYES, Ella New. 24:28.70; 43. WEIHE, Maggy VC 24:34.51; 44. RAMSEY, Brooklyn GB 25:01.62.

Newton JV — 20. TORRES , Analiyah 25:07.29; 33. GEORGIOU, Sarah 29:40.30; 40. COOK, Shae 31:08.20; 49. ESCOBAR, Breeza 37:40.35.

BOYS

Team scores — Maize South 34, Goddard Eisenhower 47, Andover 54, Newton 93, Valley Center 139, El Dorado 179, Great Bend, Andover Central no team score.

Individuals — 1. ESFELD, Kaiden GB 16:39.30; 2. SCHOENHOFFER, Brett AC 16:43.91; 3. DECKER, Vaughn MS 17:11.22; 4. CLARK, Elijah MS 17:17.21; 5. SCHAEFFER, Austin MS 17:18.87; 6. FAWSON, Jacob GE 17:21.20; 7. HAUCK, Kaden And. 17:36.06; 8. HAWKINS, Preston GE 17:41.14; 9. SCHMIDT, Luke New. 17:45.42; 10. HIPPISLEY, John And. 17:47.71; 11. ECK, Levi MS 17:58.66; 12. LIBEL, Logan GE 17:59.39; 13. RICHBURG, James GE 18:00.74; 14. MCCAFFERTY, Paxton And. 18:03.37; 15. ANDERSON, Kaden New. 18:04.27; 16. DAVIS, Aiden And. 18:05.68; 17. RICKE, Jared And. 18:08.76; 18. PAVLIK, Kael GE 18:12.56; 19. HUSLIG, Matthew GB 18:20.75; 20. MAKI, Gabe And. 18:23.23; 21. WILLIAMS, Dawson GE 18:29.50; 22. WASSON, Malachi GB 18:30.08; 23. FINNEY, Ethan AC 18:33.40; 24. KROPP, Zander MS 18:34.07; 25. HAILEY, Joshua VC 18:37.21; 26. SCHRAG, Noah VC 18:37.98; 27. TREASTER , Nick New. 18:38.06; 28. EBERS, Steele MS 18:40.58; 29. SANTILLAN, Max GE 18:46.84; 30. EDWARDS, Elijah New. 18:47.43; 31. GAEDDERT , Gabriel New. 18:53.84; 32. KISSELBURG, Dakota MS 18:55.53; 33. GERING, Ben New. 19:11.19; 34. MILLS, Jackson ED 19:16.35; 35. MAKI, Adam And. 19:24.88; 36. FITCH, Garret VC 19:28.74; 37. DILLON , Drew New. 19:32.95; 38. BASTIAN, Caden VC 19:42.99; 39. SCHUETZ, Ashton VC 20:03.03; 40. MCINTOSH, Noah AC 20:07.67; 41. FERLEY, John ED 20:19.15; 42. FLURRY, Preston ED 20:30.43; 43. MCHATTEN, Timothy VC 20:36.44; 44. HALL, Lucas VC 21:12.20; 45. GREENE, Hayden ED 21:48.17; 46. CRANK, Gavin ED 21:59.84; 47. JENSEN, Joe ED 22:18.50.

Newton JV — 2. BARNETT, Alexander 18:32.74; 5. CATACHE, Jason 19:07.70; 10. KAUFFMAN , Clayton 19:32.40; 13. SOUTHERN, Michael 19:39.54; 16. SENN, Jakob 19:51.04; 39. LUNSFORD, Landon 21:47.66; 48. GUTIERREZ, Angel 22:24.90; 52. KOONTZ, John 22:48.92; 57. STENZEL , Luke 23:01.22; 59. MUELLER, Earl 23:36.00.

Afternoon section

GIRLS

Team scores — Dodge City 22, Liberal 65, Wamego 72-25, Garden City 72-open. McPherson, Campus, Classical School of Wichita no team score.

Individuals — 1. LARSON, Serenity DC 20:00.82; 2. RODRIGUEZ, Norma DC 20:12.88; 3. CERDA, Daniela Lib. 20:26.89; 4. OROZCO, Daisy DC 20:30.69; 5. SOSA, Jocelyn GC 20:48.81; 6. FULMER, Adaline Wam. 20:55.49; 7. EICKBUSH , Courtney McP. 21:04.01; 8. CARPENTER, Maddie Cam. 21:07.70; 9. HERRERA, Karina DC 21:21.26; 10. YATES, Andrea DC 21:29.89; 11. RIDGWAY, Anna DC 22:01.20; 12. PAYTON, Halle Lib. 22:06.85; 13. LIND, Charlee Wam. 22:11.41; 14. BUTLER, Hailey Wam. 22:22.64; 15. HERNANDEZ, Andrea GC 22:36.65; 16. LOPEZ, Mariela DC 22:44.15; 17. ELDER, Evie McP. 23:04.44; 18. HAGEMAN, Selah GC 23:27.82; 19. VEATCH , Alaina CSW 23:36.31; 20. TIMLER, Mari CSW 23:42.85; 21. YOURDON, Breah CSW 23:42.86; 22. WEST, Hallie Lib. 23:49.71; 23. MAXWELL, Ava Lib. 24:15.48; 24. RODRIGUEZ, Lana GC 24:16.73; 25. BOLIVAR, Pamela Lib. 24:18.34; 26. TAYLOR, Victoria Cam. 24:30.83; 27. HOUGHLAND, Zoe Wam. 24:36.11; 28. AGUILAR, Abigail GC 24:52.52; 29. HAY, Reece Lib. 25:12.05; 30. BENSON, Margret Wam. 25:55.87; 31. RAMIREZ, Gabriela Lib. 26:10.15; 32. HOOBLER, Trista Wam. 26:38.99; 33. BROWN, Grace CSW 27:51.74.

BOYS

Team scores — Wamego 48, Dodge City 55, Derby 76, Campus 86, Garden City 93, Liberal 145. Classical School of Wichita, McPherson no team score.

Individuals — 1. CHAPPEL , Devin GC 16:52.16; 2. ACHILLES, Cody McP. 17:04.62; 3. LANDEROS, Angel DC 17:07.25; 4. HOCK, Austin Der. 17:12.09; 5. HOFF, Brode GC 17:14.31; 6. WOLFE, Emery Wam. 17:33.23; 7. MARQUEZ, Martin DC 17:37.73; 8. ROE, Dylan Der. 17:43.08; 9. SEVART, Paul Cam. 17:46.44; 10. CUTTING, Harrison Wam. 17:47.71; 11. SHIVE, Paul CSW 17:48.67; 12. WHITE, Jacob Wam. 17:49.67; 13. WILLIAMS, Noah Wam. 17:51.23; 14. CHAVEZ, Alex DC 17:52.26; 15. ARTZER, Eli Wam. 17:56.15; 16. MURILLO, Edwin Lib. 18:02.42; 17. LETTERMAN, Peyton Cam. 18:04.65; 18. ULTRERAS, David DC 18:05.40; 19. WHITSON, Jeremiah Cam. 18:07.62; 20. PEARCE, Kaiden Cam. 18:08.85; 21. HERNANDEZ, Eduardo DC 18:15.55; 22. MILBURN, Miles Der. 18:18.67; 23. HOCK, Ethan Der. 18:21.40; 24. MARTINEZ, Oziel DC 18:21.79; 25. CRAIG, Kenji GC 18:23.11; 26. CUTTING, Jon Wam. 18:25.12; 27. BROWN, Isaac Der. 18:26.85; 28. MOEDER, Magnus Der. 18:28.39; 29. SHEA, Caleb Wam. 18:29.42; 30. SHELMAN, Tayton Cam. 18:33.14; 31. BERNHARDT-PURDY, Aidan Lib. 18:35.29; 32. GURROLA , Evan GC 18:40.83; 33. PADILLA, Trent Der. 18:41.32; 34. MENDEZ, Tito McP. 18:47.12; 35. BARBOSA, Aaron Lib. 19:03.01; 36. DENNING, Ethan Cam. 19:03.76; 37. LOPEZ, Alex Lib. 19:14.69; 38. CASADOS , Isaiah GC 19:21.85; 39. NARANJO, Jack Lib. 19:37.75; 40. ROMO, Alexis DC 19:39.55; 41. LOCKARD, Skyler McP. 19:44.46; 42. LAGUNA, Elian Lib. 19:49.33; 43. STEVENS, Ivan CSW 19:57.20; 44. GUANCHE, Christopher Cam. 19:58.29; 45. BAILEY , Hayden GC 20:01.55; 46. ORTEGA, Bryan Lib. 20:05.91; 47. ROUSH, Tyler CSW 20:40.40; 48. MAI, Roman McP. 21:08.01; 49. NEUMANN, Levi CSW 24:18.54.

Newton's Kaden Anderson holds off a pair of Andover runners to finish 15th in the morning session of the Newton Invitational.