BULLPUP HARRIERS FINISH 5TH AT LEAGUE MEET!

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

EL DORADO – It was a team effort on Thursday in El Dorado as the McPherson High cross country teams competed in the AVCTL (Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League) Cross Country Championships.

For the Bullpup varsity boys, the team finished fifth led by Cody Achilles who earned all-league honors by finishing tenth. Skyler Lockard also finished tenth for the Bullpup junior varsity harriers.

The Lady Bullpups had two all-league honorees in Courtney Eickbush and Evie Elder who finished tenth and fourteenth respectively in the girls 5K race.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the team’s efforts today,” noted Bullpup Head Coach Aspen Lott during her post meet reflections. “The majority of our team got personal record’s and we earned a few medals as with Skylar Lockard in the junior varsity race, Cody Achilles in the varsity race and both Courtney Eickbush and Evie Elder in the girls run. They all had great finishes and passed multiple people at the end. This team’s drive will continue to roll this week as we prep for regionals.”

The Bullpup runners will compete at the state regionals on Saturday, October 26, in Great Bend.

BULLPUP CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS at AVCTL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

BULLPUP VARSITY BOYS (5k-RUN):

TEAM FINISHED FIFTH

Cody Achilles ran 17:38.49 and finished 10th, Medaled – All-League 2nd team

Justus Hampton ran 18:31.49 and finished 23rd

Tito Mendez ran 18:50.02 and finished 27th

Matthew Powers ran 19:30.37 and finished 32nd

Brock Burgess ran 20:02.49 and finished 33rd

Riley Shelton ran 20:21.52 and finished 36th

Roman Mai ran 20:31.43 and finished 37th

LADY BULLPUPS (5K-run):

Courtney Eickbush ran 21:53.30 and finished 10th, Medaled – All-League 2nd Team

Evie Elder ran 22:20.99 and finished 14th, Medaled – All-League 2nd Team

Emily Heskett ran 23:52.37 and finished 20th

Marissa Pearcy ran 24:28.18 and finished 23rd

BULLPUP JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS:

Skyler Lockard ran 21:31.24 and finished 10th, Medaled

Ethan Pickerell ran 22:38.49 and finished 15th

Dalton Weir ran 22:44.40 and finished 16th

Sam Boese ran 23:42.05 and finished 24th

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