WAYNE – Members with the Wayne High girls and boys cross country team opened their first of two invitationals early in the week.
From the Wayne Country Club, WHS hosted their home invite which featured four teams on the girls side and nine on the boys side plus extra runners in both divisions.
The Blue Devil girls placed runner-up with 30 points while the Wayne High boys took fourth place with 77 points.
The Wayne High girls were led by sophomore Laura Hasemann in fourth (22:06) as freshman Frantzdie Barner came in eighth (22:51).
Other Blue Devil girls results: senior Andi Belt (13th – 25:12); sophomore Erin Avery (19th – 27:02); freshman Reagan Maas (21st – 27:34); junior Maria Vergara (22nd – 31:00) and freshman Mya Spahr (26th – 37:55).
The Blue Devil boys were led by freshman Jesus Zavala in ninth place during a time of 18:46.
Other WHS boys results: senior Christopher Woerdemann (22nd – 20:20); sophomore Calvin Starzl (29th – 21:00); senior Treyton Blecke (31st – 21:14); freshman Alex Frank (33rd – 21:23); freshman Mason Ley (34th – 21:32); sophomore Ethan McCraney (36th – 21:46) sophomore Easton Blecke (46th – 22:37); sophomore Braydn McCorkindale (48th – 22:57); senior Sean Aschoff (52nd – 23:17); senior Liam Spieker (55th – 23:40); junior Carter Hasemann (57th – 23:47); freshman Parker Kesting (66th – 25:38); senior Raul Palma (68th – 26:08); junior Kaden Hopkins (69th – 26:19); senior Nathan Kufner (74th – 27:30) and sophomore Evan Alleman (87th – 34:06).
Norfolk Catholic won the girls division with 23 points, followed by Wayne High in second with 30 points, Battle Creek (38 pts) third and Hartington-Newcastle (48 pts) fourth were the four complete teams.
The boys division winner came from Norfolk Catholic with 27 points, followed by Pierce (30 pts) in runner-up, Hartington-Newcastle (67 pts) took third, Wayne High (77 pts) fourth and Battle Creek (89 pts) rounded out the top five teams. Pender, LCC, Ponca and Winnebago were other complete teams represented.
Individually, the Wayne High Girls Invite champion was junior Alexus Sindelar of Pierce in a time of 20:31.03 from the 29 runners while the WHS Boys Cross Country Invite champion was sophomore Carson Noecker of Hartington-Newcastle in a time of 15:57 of the 90 runners.
Junior High results:
Wayne High girls won their division with six points and the boys took third with 30 points only scoring the top three runners during the approximately 3K course. There were 47 junior high girls and 66 boys who competed Monday.
Top 10 results for the Wayne Junior High girls were eighth-grader Kyla Krusemark (second – 13:09); seventh-grader Reagan McGuire (fourth – 13:37); eighth-grader Jala Krusemark (fifth (13:38) and seventh-grader Haley Kramer (sixth – 13:41).
Other results came from seventh-grader Lilyan Hurner (11th – 14:14); eighth-grader Olivia Hanson (12th – 14:15); eighth-grader Amelia Legler (13th – 14:18); eighth-grader Norah Armstrong (17th – 15:12); seventh-grader Kennasyn Blecke (19th – 15:19); seventh-grader Josie Ley (25th – 16:36); seventh-grader Megan Magnuson (29th – 17:54); seventh-grader Sharon Vasquez (38th – 20:20) and seventh-grader Sophia Spieker (41th – 21:02).
Eighth-grader Gavin Redden placed runner-up in a time of 11:12 in the boys division followed by seventh-grader Drew Miller in fourth (12:06).
Other Wayne Junior High boys results came from eighth-grader Andrew Brink (39th – 15:21); seventh-grader Boden Dobbins (50th – 17:05); seventh-grader Carlyle Yong (59th – 19:18); seventh-grader Lucas Allemann (62nd – 20:55) and seventh-grader Jacob Russman (60th – 20:41).
The Wayne High girls and boys cross country team will next compete in the Columbus Scotus Invite on Thursday, September 17 at 4:30 p.m. from the Lutjelusche Cross Country Course in Columbus.