By William for CrossDove Writers & www.mcpherson-county-ks.com


The McPherson High cross country teams kicked off their 2019 season on Thursday by running in Great Bend at the Lake Barton Cross Country Course in the Great Bend Invitational along with seven other schools.

Other teams participating were Great Bend, Garden City, Hays, Hutchinson, Newton, Salina South and Wichita Southeast, with the Lady Bullpups running four individuals while the Bullpup boys varsity ran eight and the boy junior varsity had two running.

Two individuals just missed medaling as Evie Elder and Cody Achilles both placed 16th for the day, one place away from medaling.

“Today was a promising start to the season for the men and women’s teams,” said Bullpup Head Coach Aspen Lott in her post-run reflections. “The course was changed to a 4K for both varsity races and a two-mile for the junior varsity due to the heat. All runners showed today that they are determined to accomplish some big goals this season. We now know where to go from here with practices as we start prepping for Hesston next week.”

Next up for the Bullpup harriers will be on Thursday, September 12 when they run at the Hesston Invitational where up to 60 teams may be participating.

Bullpup Individual Results:

Lady Bullpup Varsity (4K run):

Evie Elder finished 16th running 18:45.40

Courtney Eickbush finished 22nd running 19:28.70

Emily Heskett finished 37th running 21:29.30

Marissa Pearcy finished 40th running 22:19.00


Bullpup Varsity, Boys (4K run):

Cody Achilles finished 16th running 14:54.90

Justus Hampton finished 36th running 16:20.60

Matthew Powers finished 39th running 16:27.30

Riley Shelton finished 45th running 187:04.50

Brock Burgess finished 51st running 17:35.30

Ethan Pickerell finished 57th running 18:42.30

Skylar Lockard finished 58th running 19:21.30

Roman Mai finished 60th running 20:42.30

Bullpup Junior Varsity, Boys (2-mile run):

Dalton Weir finished 22nd running 14:15.90

Sam Boese finished 38th running 15:14.50


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