TEUTONS EARN 3 MEDALS AT BEREAN INVITE!
By William for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
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ELBING – Running on the coolest day of the season, the Inman cross country team performed well as they scored two varsity medals and one junior varsity medals out of five Teuton Runners on Thursday at the Berean Academy Invitational held at Harvey County Lake East.
“The weather was a little cooler than it was at other meets but several of the Teuton runners not only ran season best times, but also career best times,” explained Teuton Head Coach Jay Parson during his post-meet reflections.
The Teuton’s Nicholas Martisko came within just twelve seconds of his season’s best when he ran a 17:27.37 and placed sixth in the varsity boys run. Peter Buller was the only other Teuton running and he finished 45th.
“Nicholas (Martisko) finished in the medals by placing sixth,” continued Coach Parsons. “His time was within twelve seconds of his season best which was quite an accomplishment when you consider he fell at the one-mile mark. However, he quickly recovered and finished the race very well. Peter (Buller) also ran in the varsity race and he finished outside of the medals but improved his career best time by almost thirty seconds.”
For the Lady Teutons, Hannah Martisko medaled by placing 25th while Dawn Gunter earned a medal in the girls’ junior varsity run by finishing ninth.
When talking about the Lady Teutons, Coach Parsons added, “In the girls’ junior varsity race, Dawn (Gunter) earned a medal and her time was within thirty-five seconds of her career best time. In the girls’ varsity run, Hannah (Martisko) medaled finishing twenty-fifth and ran a career best time, while Aisjha (Miles) also ran a season best time.”
Coach Parsons concluded his reflections by saying, “If I look at placement, I wasn’t sure how well each of them ran. However, once I looked at times, I can honestly say they ran very well. I think all the runners still have more and can continue to improve their times. The goal isn’t to peak quite yet, but each runner needs to show what he or she is capable of as the season draws to a close.”
The Teuton harriers will next hit the competitive course on Thursday, October 10, when they run at the Sterling Invitational.
INMAN TEUTON CROSS COUNTRY at BEREAN ACADEMY INVITATIONAL:
TEUTON BOYS VARSITY (5K Run):
Nicholas Martisko ran a 17:27.37 and finished 6th – Medaled
Peter Buller ran a 19:27.48 and finished 45th
LADY TEUTON VARSITY (5K Run):
Hannah Martisko ran a 22:47.62 and finished 25th – Medaled
Aisja Miles ran a 25:06.98 and finished 39th
LADY TEUTON JUNIOR VARSITY (5K Run):
Dawn Gunter ran a 26:49.05 and finished 9th – Medaled
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