By William for

BUHLER – It was a good day to be a member of the Moundridge cross-country team on Saturday as they ran in the Class 2A regionals at Buhler, and while they failed, by just one spot, of qualifying an individual, it was clear the future looks bright for the Wildcat harriers.

Wildcat Caleb Samland. Just a sophomore, came oh so close to qualifying for the state meet next weekend in Wamego as he finished one spot short of the top ten in eleventh place with a 5K run of 18:54.10.

As a team, the Wildcat boys ended up tied for fifth with Whitewater/Remington at 134 team points.

But the future looks bright for the Wildcat cross-country program as seven of the eight runners who represented Moundridge at the Class 2A regionals were underclassmen and six of those seven will have at least two years left to run as Wildcats.

The lone Lady Wildcat that ran was Myiah Logue and she finished 27th among the girls race with a time of 24:29.30 and will return next fall as a senior.

As for the Wildcat boys’ team, only Carson Orpin ran his final race as a Wildcat, as Samland and Nicolas Strauss are just sophomores, and Mac Unruh, Landon Kaufman, Evan Ginder and Mateo Roth are all freshman!



Myiah Logue ran a 24:29.30 and finished 27th.

WILDCAT BOYS (Team finished tied for 5th):

Caleb Samland ran an 18:54.10 and finished 11th.

Mac Unruh ran a 19:23.30 and finished 21st.

Landon Kaufman ran a 20:04.50 and finished 29th.

Carson Orpin ran a 20:21.60 and finished 34th.

Evan Ginder ran a 23:21.00 and finished 59th.

Mateo Roth ran a 24:07.60 and finished 66th.

Nicolas Strauss ran a 25:39.50 and finished 77th.

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