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

ELBING – While they did not have any varsity runners, the Inman Teuton cross country program still had 11 runners compete on Thursday at Harvey County East Lake in a meet hosted by Berean Academy.

The highest finishing Teuton was Lily Heflin who took second in the 7th grade 1,600 meter girls.

Running for Inman in the high school Junior Varsity 5K events were Riley Stallings in the boys division and placed 13th while Enrica Angileri and Lacie Baxter ran for the Lady Teutons and placed 13th and 16th respectively.

“This morning I didn’t think we would have very good weather to run in considering it was raining,” noted Teuton head cross country coach Jay Parsons. “But the rain stopped and the temperature stayed cool. A majority of the runners took full advantage of not only the cooler weather but also a fast course and strong competition. In the high school girls’ junior varsity race, Enrica (Angileri) has done amazing well the last three races in terms of running faster than she did the previous race. Lacie (Baxter) had a little bit of an off day but still ran well. In the high school boys junior varsity race, Riley (Stallings) was a little bit off from his time the previous week at Marion, but for the second week in a row he did run under 21 minutes and I am encouraged to see him do that two-weeks in a row.”

The best overall event for the Teutons came in the 8th grade 3,200 meter boys race where Tyler Martisko, Creighton Friesen, Riley Roots, and Samuel Brensing all placed in the top-10 at 3rd, 6th, 9th and 10th respectively.

Addison Wedel placed 10th in the 8th grade 3,200 meter girls race while Kinsley Bigler ran as well.

Coach Parsons had strong results from his junior high runners, saying, “In the 7th grade girls’ race, Lily (Heflin) finished medaling in second place for the third race in a row and top of it, the fast course and strong competition helped her lower her running time even more for the third race in a row. In the 7th grade boys race, Kaleb (Moen) finished in the medals and lowered his time from last week by about thirty seconds. Tyler (Martisko) and Creighton (Friesen) finished 3rd and 6th in the 8th grade boys race as all four of the Teuton runners improved their times from last week by about thirty seconds. Both Addison (Wedel) and Kinsley (Bigler), running in the 8th grade girls race, improved their time from last run by almost a minute.”

Praising the overall performance, Coach Parsons concluded his reflections by adding, “Looking at their times, I can honestly say they ran very well. I think all the runners still have more and can continue to improve their times while the goal is not to peak quite yet but each runner needs to show what he or she is capable of as the season draws to a close.”

Next up for the Teuton runners will be on Thursday, October 7 when they run at the Sterling Invitational.

INMAN TEUTON CROSS COUNTRY at Berean Academy:

JUNIOR VARSITY TEUTON BOYS (5K) =

Riley Stallings placed 13th with a run of 20:48.75

JUNIOR VARSITY LADY TEUTONS (5K) =

Enrica Angileri placed 13th with a run of 27:15.80

Lacie Baxter placed 16th with a run of 28:44.02

8TH GRADE TEUTON BOYS (3,200 METERS) =

Tyler Martisko placed 3rd with a run of 12:40.53

Creighton Friesen placed 5th with a run of 14:02.19

Riley Roots placed 9th with a run of 14:19.19

Samuel Brensing placed 10th with a run of 14:47.60

8TH GRADE LADY TEUTONS (3,00 METERS) =

Addison Wedel placed 10th with a run of 15:48.97

Kinsley Bigler placed 17th with a run of 18:21.23

7TH GRADE TEUTON BOYS (1,600 METERS) =

Kaleb Moen placed 5th with a run of 6:45.97

7TH GRADE LADY TEUTONS (1,600 METERS) =

Lily Heflin placed 2nd with a run of 6:30.06

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