HAYS— Great Bend seventh graders Taylor Lindberg and Aubrey Snapp placed as the top two runners at Thursday’s Hays Invitational. Linberg came in with a first place finish of 6:26.5 while Snapp was just two seconds off from Linberg with a second place time of 6:28.3. Jordan Stukey (6:37.7) placed fourth just two seconds behind Hays seventh grader Olivia Diane Rankin.
Other top 20 finishers for the seventh grade girls were MaKayla Satterfield (14th-7:04.3), Madison Huslig (16th-7:08.0) and Haleigh Ringo (20th-7:17.0).
In the seventh grade boys race Jaime Arellanes placed 13th in 5:57.3 while Riley Slater polled an 18th place finish at 6:03.3.
Turning to the eighth grade girls race McKenna Esfeld grabbed a fifth place slot in a time of 13:52.7. Ashley Anderson was tenth with a time of 14:05.5.
Jesus Sanchez won the eighth grade boys race at 15:00.03. Humberto Alonzo came in at fourth place in 15:43.5. Ryan Nicholson (15:54.7), Connor Griffith (15:54.3), Josh Tomlin (16:04.5) and Israel Franco (16:05.2) placed seventh through tenth respectively. Ray Khulman was another top 20 finisher placing 18th in 16:49.3.