By William for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com

(Post is SPONSORED by CrossDove Writers)

LAWRENCE – It was a memorable trip to Lawrence on Saturday for the Inman cross country trio of Nicholas Martisko, Peter Buller and Aisjha Miles as Martisko earned a medal by finishing eighth out of 311 runners at the Rim Rock Farm Cross Country Classic.

Running against other high school harriers from Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma, Martisko represented the Teutons well by running a superb 17:15.8 which was over a minute faster than he ran a year ago at Rim Rock. Peter Buller also ran well and finished 218 out of the 311 runners in the Boys’ Blue Division.

As for Aisjha Miles, she was running at Rim Rock for the first time but still managed to get a time of 26:08.2 which placed her 176 out of 240 runners.

“Both Nicholas (Martisko) and Peter (Buller) ran a season best time,” noted Teuton Head Coach Jay Parsons. “Their previous best times were run at on a flat course in Hesston while Rim Rock, though I didn’t see the whole course, seemed to have some quick down hills along with some quick short up hills. I could honestly say it was a challenge.”

According to Coach Parsons, Buller made a reference to the first mile being downhill and the last two miles were all uphill.

“The real challenge was the last two-thirds of the course which means they had to find that extra push and still have enough to finish strong,” added Coach Parsons. “To say they have run their season best time on a tough course is saying quite a bit about their determination and strength.”

Coach Parsons concluded his post meet reflections referencing Miles first run at Rim Rock, saying, “Aisjha (Miles) ran the course for the first time in her career. Before the race started, I know she was very anxious about running a course that is known to be challenging. I think she faced the challenge very well and ran a respectable time.”
Next up for the Teuton harriers will come next Thursday when they travel to Harvey County East Lake for a meet hosted by Berean Academy.

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