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GBMS opens cross country season at home
GBMS competes at home meet. - photo by Travis Hendryx

GBMS seventh grader Aubrey Snapp finished as the top runner in the seventh grade girls’ division at Thursday’s Great Bend Invitational at Lake Barton.

Snapp recorded a first place time of 7:11.38 in the mile run which beat runner up Samantha Vazques of Dodge City by 12 seconds.

Other top 20 finishers for the seventh grade girls include Jordyn Stukey who placed seventh in a time of 7:47.7. Madison Huslig finished in tenth place in 7:56.9 while Taylor Lindberg placed 15th with a time of 8:24.0.

As a team, the seventh grade girls placed third out of six teams competing. Liberal West and Dodge City were the top two finishers respectively while Horace Good, Liberal and Garden City rounded out the bottom three.

In the seventh grade boys division Jaime Arellanes took 11th place clocking in at 6:27.4. Matthew Huslig edged out Eduardo Villalobes for 18th place by a fraction of a second. Huslig timed in at 6:53.1 while Villalobes cross the finish line in 6:53.2.

The seventh grade boys placed fifth out of eight teams in competition with Dodge City wining the event.

Turning to the eighth grade girls race Great Bend’s Ashley Anderson recorded a fourth place finish at 7:00.2. McKenna Esfeld claimed a sixth place finish with a time of 7:14.0. The other top 20 finisher for Great Bend was Crystal Vasquez who placed 18th in 7:40.7.

The eighth grade girls placed fourth in their race out of seven teams while Garden City took the top spot.

Jesus Sanchez led the eighth grade boys with a first place finish of 5:31.7. Ryan Nicholson took the bronze with a third place finish of 5:54.7 while Sage Cauley and Josh Tomlin reeled in seventh and 10th place finishes in 5:59.1 and 6:02.0. Other top 20 finishers for the eighth grade boys include Conner Griffith (13th-6:12.5), Ray Kuhlman (16th-6:15.9), Humberto Alonzo (18th-6:21.0) and Israel Franco (19th-6:21.3)

The eighth grade boys won the event while Dodge City and Horace Good placed second and third out of seven teams.

The middle school teams will compete in Wichita on Saturday, September 12.