Marion cross-country excels at Hesston
Warrior freshman Heidi Grimmett continued her streak of success on the cross-country course Thursday at the Hesston Country Club.
Grimmett set a personal best of 22:27 while finishing in third place for the second consecutive week in what coach Grant Thierolf called the Warriors’ toughest meet of the regular season.
“There are a number of state-ranked teams here and the whole top 10 of each race will probably medal at the state meet,” he said. “We need to run against this competition to see where we need to be in our training and a couple of things really showed up today.
“Our first mile by all of our runners was very good, but our last mile by all of our runners needs some work. We will get better in the coming weeks as we adjust to our training and we get into meet shape.”
Alfweena Meyer was 37th at 31:33, three spots ahead of Bethany Grimmett, who finished in 33:42.
Rounding out the girls’ team was Hayden Mendoza, who finished 58th in the freshman-sophomore class in 26:23.
The freshman duo of Tristen Dye and Christopher Berry paced the boy’s team with 21st and 29th place finishes with both just missing out on medals.
Dye finished in 21:19 and Berry at 21:43.
Upperclassmen Colton Boudreaux and Nathan Shields continue to improve each week with just 9 seconds and three places separating the two.
Boudreaux was 38th in 21:28 and Shields at 41st in 21:39.
“With this being our first real race at competition length, we did a pretty good job of competing” Thierolf said. “We will look to be more competitive as individuals in the next couple of meets.”
The Warriors return to action Thursday traveling to Herington’s Golf Course with races beginning at 4 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 18, 2019