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


The McPherson Middle School cross country team took 16 runners to Clearwater on Thursday for their opening run of the 2019 season and came home with four mealists.

Both Keanna Sullivan and Analiese Bordayo earned medals for finishing 20th and 23rd respectively in the eighth-grade girls division, while Jaiden Strickland placed 13th to medal for the eighth-grade boys and Kayla Porter medaled for the seventh-grade girls when she placed 20th.

Earning four medal out of sixteen runners means 25% of the team came home with medals.

“The runners ran very well in the first meet of the year,” said Head Coach Nikolous Rempe. “Times were a little slower due to the heat, but all of them competed very well.”

Next up for the McPherson Middle School cross country team will be on Tuesday, September 10 when they travel to Hutchinson to run in the Hutchinson Prairie Hills Invitational.

Junior Pups Cross Country Individual Results:

8th Grade Girls (2-mile):

Keanna Sullivan ran a 17:31.90 to finish 20th and Medal

Analiese Bordayo ran an 18:07.11 to finish 23rd and Medal

Renae Hendricks ran an 18:48.34 to finish 28th

Lauren Necom ran a 19:17.52 to finish 33rd

Skyler French ran a 22:09.99 to finish 46th

8th Grade Boys (2-mile):

Jaiden Strickland ran a 14:34.74 to finish 13th and Medal

Hunter Mendez ran a 16:01.43 to finish 37th

Kale French ran a 16:17.96 to finish 46th

Joey Miller ran a 16:31.34 to finish 51st

7th Grade Girls (1-mile):

Kayla Porter ran a 7:46.27 to finish 20th and Medal

Claire Miller ran a 10:01.24 and finish 66th

7th Grade Boys (1-mile):

Parker Koehn ran a 7:00.99 to finish 29th

Jaime Moreno ran a 7:31.34 to finish 57th

Garrett Floyd ran a 7:53.05 to finish 76th

Alex Brubaker ran an 8:44.11 to finish 93rd

Roary Whorton ran a 9:43.00 to finish 107th

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