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Cardinal Tarlton places 20th at State XC, Hoisington earns 9th place
2A, 1A area runners compete at state meet
Hoisington Cardinal 20th-place medalist Kamden Tarlton

LAWRENCE – Hoisington's Central Kansas League medalist Kamden Tarlton (16:43.3) earned the 20th-place medal at Saturday's 3A state cross country championship. Tarlton had previously placed 22nd and 43rd at the state meet. 

The Cardinals (203) placed ninth by also counting 59th-place  Michael Hipp, 18:20.2; 67th-place Eli Lewis, 18:32.4; 68th-place Alex Mater, 18:35.0; and 75th-place Brody Rossman, 18:58.3. In previous state meets, Lewis placed 57th, and Mater finished 95th.

3A GIRLS – Hoisington’s Tristin Compton (21:09.5) placed 27th in the 3A state cross country race.

Temperatures were in the 40s with light rain and wind Saturday.


TEAM SCORES–1–Wichita Trinity 49; 2–SE Saline 73; 3–Holcomb 98; 4–Marysville 151; 5–Nemaha Central 171; 6–Lakin 172; 7–Riley County 173; 8–West Franklin  180; 9–Hoisington 203; 10–Girard 217; 11–Wichita Collegiate 237; 12–Santa Fe Trail 273.

HOISINGTON–20–Kamden Tarlton, 16:43.3; 59–Michael Hipp, 18:20.2; 67–Eli Lewis, 18:32.4; 68–Alex Mater, 18:35.0; 75–Brody Rossman, 18:58.3; 93–Landon Beaver, 19:56.0; 95–Kasey Andereck, 19:59.3

TOP 20 MEDALISTS–1–Clay Shiveley, WT, 15:48.0;  2–Sam Ferguson, WT, 15:48.1; 3–Brody Deniston, Holomb, 15:51.4; 4–Will Meyer, Collegiate, 15:52.2; 5–Jacob Hobson, WT, 15:58.0; 6–John Langill, Nemaha Central, 15:59.5; 7–Alex Luce, Lakin, 16:00.4; 8–Cayden Walker, SE, 16:08.0; 9–Lako Downes, Council Grove, 16:11.8; 10–Austin Ritsema, Lakin, 16:12.3; 11–Caleb Toftelan, WT, 16:21.3; 12–Gabe Onelio, Girard, 16:30.2; 13–Jordan Hodge, Hiawatha, 16:31.8; 14–Levi Allen, SE, 16:32.5; 15–16:; 16–16:; 17–16:; 18–16:; 19–16:; 20–Kamden Tarlton, 16:43.3.

2A BOYS STATE – Ellinwood's state qualifier Ryan Pohlman (17:58.7) placed 37th at the 2A state cross country championship at Wamego.

1A  BOYS STATE – St. John's Quade Smith (17:37.0) earned 14th-medalist honors and Stafford's Joel Valadez (17:38.6) was 16th medalist at 1A state at Wamego. St. John's Ian Dunn (18:43.4) placed 44th.

1A GIRLS STATE – Otis-Bison's Destiny Mitchell (22:19.0) finished 39th at 1A state cross country at Wamego. Mitchell had placed ninth and 38th in two prior state meet appearances.