22 BULLPUPS RAN

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

GREAT BEND – The 2021 season is now underway for the McPherson High School cross country team as they opened up with a run at Great Bend that included seven teams total.

The Bullpup boys managed to finish fifth with Tito Mendez being their top finisher, while the Lady Bullpup runners placed 6th as a team with Evie Elder being the top finisher.

Also running was the Bullpup boys junior varsity and they placed 5th with Roman Mai leading the way.

Other teams besides the Bullpups competing were Great Bend, Buhler, Dodge City, Garden City, Hays and Salina South.

“Today was the first high school cross country meet for over half of the team,” explained Bullpup head coach Nikolous Rempe during his post-meet reflections. “It was a good indicator of where we currently stack up against other schools we will see later in the year and the areas we need to improve on throughout the season. I look forward to seeing everyone’s time get faster in the upcoming weeks.”

Next up for Bullpup cross country will be the tough Hesston Invitational on Thursday, September 9. The Invitational will have as many as 50 schools competing.

MCPHERSON BULLPUP CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS:

At Great Bend:

VARSITY LADY BULLPUPS:

TEAM FINISHED 6th

Evie Elder ran a 23:49 to finish 23rd.

Lexi Patterson ran a 26:52 to finish 42nd.

Emily Heskett ran a 27:14 to finish 44th.

Renae Hendricks ran a 27:23 to finish 45th

Keanna Sullivan ran a 27:37 to finish 47th.

VARSITY BULLPUP BOYS:

TEAM FINISHED 5th

Tito Mendez ran a 19:44 to finish 23rd.

Ethan Elder ran a 20:13 to finish 26th.

Michael Martin ran a 21:13 to finish 32nd.

Brock Burgess ran a 21:19 to finish 34th.

Garrett Floyd ran a 21:28 to finish 36th.

Palmer Heskett ran a 22:37 to finish 44th.

Parker Koehn ran a 26:44 to finish 48th.

JUNIOR VARSITY BULLPUP BOYS:

Team Finished 5th

Roman Mai ran a 24:16 to finish 41st.

Owen Wilson ran a 24:38 to finish 46th.

Carson Houchen ran a 24:46 to finish 48th.

Hayden Farley ran a 24:58 to finish 50th.

Hunter Mendez ran a 25:28 to finish 57th.

Jaiden Strickland ran a 25:55 to finish 60th.

Eli Farley ran a 26:20 to finish 64th.

C-TEAM BULLPUPS (2-Mile Run):

Girls:

Kayla Porter ran an 18:07 to finish 13th.

Aleah Perry ran a 21:04 to finish 19th.

Boys:

Jace Grosse ran a 16:51 to finish 13th.

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