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Hoisington, Larned, Oilers compete at Hesston
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Photo by Jim Misunas Great Bend Tribune Pawnee Heights and Kansas State graduate Christian Smith from Garfield held the U.S. flag when the National Anthem was played Saturday at the State cross country meets at Wamego Country Club. Smith captured four gold medals and led Pawnee Heights to the 2002 Class 1A track championship. Smith ranks third all-time in the 800 meters (1:48.18) and fifth all-time in the mile (4:02.58) among Kansas natives. Smith won the mens mile at the 2006 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. He was a 1,500m All-American in 2006, a four-time indoor All-American, collegiate record holder in the indoor 1,000 meters. He holds the indoor 1,000m school record and the outdoor 800-meter and 1,500m school records. Smith qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 800 meters by diving to finish in third place at the 2008 Eugene Olympic Trials, edging out Khadevis Robinson.

HESSTON – Hoisington, Larned and Central Plains runners competed at the Hesston Swather Classic 3-1A cross country meet.

Larned’s Cierra Nord (22:08.7) placed fifth in the senior girls division.

Central Plains’ Hannah Redetzke (23:40.1) finished fourth in the junior girls division.

Hoisington’s Dayne Yott (19:22.4) placed 10th in the senior boys division.

Larned’s Brayden Lothman (18:14.8) finished seventh in the junior boys division.

Hoisington’s Deryk Yott (19:52.3) placed seventh and Kater Wolf (19:57.7) finished eighth in the ninth-grade boys division.



GIRLS TEAM SCORES— 1–Southeast Saline 10; 2–Beloit 11; 3–Smoky Valley 12; 4– Berean Academy 17; 5–Douglass 18; 14–Larned 47; 23–Central Plains 70

SENIOR — 1–Hayley Burks, Beloit, 20:24.6; 2–Hannah Burks, Beloit, 21:00.0; 3–Wiebe, Berean, 21:35.8; 4–Reno, Cheney, 22:07.6; 5–Cierra Nord, Larned, 22:08.7

LARNED—15–MaKayla Leiker, 24:48.5;  41–Riki Young, 34:50.8

JUNIOR — 1–Coombes, Douglass, 22:00.7; 2–Peterson, SV, 22:24.2; 3–Zimmerman, Berean, 23:01.0; 4–Hannah Redetzke, Central Plains, 23:40.1; 5–Parker Schroeder, Halstead, 23:43.1; 

CENTRAL PLAINS—16–Monica Short CP 25:48.0; 

SOPHOMORE— 1–Alderson, SE, 19:55.3; 2–Lambert, SV, 21:45.2; 3–Grimmett, Marion, 22:27.9; 4–Pearson, SE, 22:56.0; 5–Schroeder, Ellsworth, 23:34.9

LARNED—27–Aylice Clawson, 28:08.9

NINTH GRADE — 1–Sutterfield Meade, 20:21.7; 2–Grover, Sunrise Christian, 20:46.5; 3–Gerow, Burlington, 22:05.8; 4–Cossart, Minneapolis, 22:13.4; 5–Prochazcka. SE. 23:15.4

HOISINGTON—23–Kiana Grandclair, 26:10.4;  35–Maddy Mitchell, 28:20.5; 

LARNED—46–Sarah Manry, 32:01.0

CENTRAL PLAINS—50–Joanna Donecker, 35:16.6

BOYS TEAM SCORES (3-1A)—1—SE Saline 14; 2—Berean Academy 27; 3—Hesston 44; 4—Smoky Valley 47; 5—Hoisington 52

SENIOR—1—Martisko, Inman, 17:21.9; 2—Schmidt, Goessel, 18:28.5; 3—Kuder, Minneapolis, 18:33.8; 4—Carr, Halstead, 18:48.5; 5—Funk, Hesston, 19:53.9

HOISINGTON—10—Dayne Yott, 19:22.4; 12—Daunte Chambers, 19:48.4

LARNED—35—Chance Sanger, 21:51.0

CENTRAL PLAINS—46—Jaydon Whiterock, 23:37.3 

JUNIOR—1—Heline, SV, 17:23.0; 2—Gleason, SE, 17:35.2; 3—Jackson, SE, 17:40.4; 4—Janzen, Berean Academy, 17:41.2; 5—Jarvis, Burlington, 17:57.2 

LARNED—7—Brayden Lothman, 18:14.8; 28—Ethan Haas, 20:06.6 

SOPHOMORE—1—Sprecker, SE, 17:30.4; 2—Becker, Canton-Galva, 18:13.5; 3—Sizemore, Holcomb, 18:33.0; 4—Shive, Wichita Classical, 18:35.2; 5—Nord, Berean Academy, 18:40.0

HOISINGTON—15—Ian Doss, 19:38.3; 21—Gabe Hipp, 20:11.0; 30—Bralen Thompson, 21:30.4

CENTRAL PLAINS—33—Hunter Green, 21:42.0

NINTH GRADE—1—Harder, Berean Academy, 18:06.7; 2—Jackson, SE, 18:24.1; 3—Meyer, Wichita Collegiate, 18:30.7; 4—Spano, Minneapolis, 19:17.0; 5—Unruh, Moundridge, 19:51.3

HOISINGTON—7—Deryk Yott, 19:52.3; 8—Kater Wolf, 19:57.7