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Lady Panthers shine at Hays Invite
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Hays High School
Thursday’s results
Varsity boys
Team results
1. Liberal, 46; 2. Hays, 82; 3. Dodge City, 85; 4. Great Bend, 97; 5. Garden City, 102; 6. Junction City, 112; 7. Salina South, 156.

Great Bend results
4. Chon Chavez, 17:11; 13. Cristian Garcia, 17:58; 22. Kole Stiner, 18:28; 25. Ky Heeke, 18:33; 36. Anthony Valenzuela, 19:21; 44. Kyle Bussen, 19:56; 47. Justin Kuhlman, 20:53.

Varsity girls
Team results
1. Great Bend, 36; 2. Junction City, 58; 3. Garden City, 87; 4. Dodge City, 90; 5. Liberal, 91; 6. Hays, 134; 7. Salina South, 188.

Great Bend results
2. Rubi Torres, 15:18; 5. Kaitlyn Tuey, 16:25; 8. Hannah Wondra, 16:34; 9. Ali Heilman, 16:38; 12. Morgan Harwood, 16:49; 21. Erin Sullivan, 17:21; 33. Olivia Basye, 18:19.

HAYS — Great Bend High School’s Rubi Torres broke her own school record Thursday at the Hays High School Invitational while leading the Panthers girls’ cross country team to a first place finish.
Torres broke her old school record by 12 seconds, finishing in second place with a time of 15 minutes, 18 seconds. She was two seconds behind Triana Thompson of Junction City.
“Rubi keeps improving and turning in solid performances for us,” Panthers head coach Todd Kaiser said. “All of the girls did a really good job.”
Great Bend had three more girls finish in the top 10. Kaitlyn Tuey took fifth with a time of 16:25. Hanna Wondra finished in eighth with a time of 16:34 seconds and Ali Heilman crossed the finish line four seconds behind her to place ninth.
The Panthers’ final scoring runner, Morgan Harwood, took 12th, finishing with a time of 16:49.
The Great Bend girls finished with 36 points, putting them 22 ahead of second place-finisher Junction City. Garden City took third with 87 and Dodge City finished right behind them with 90.
“The girls have only been beat one time this season, which shows how good they are,” Kaiser said. “We are very deep and very solid on the girls team. Now we just need to get the boys to keep improving.”
Great Bend boys’ took fourth place, amassing 97 points. They finished behind Liberal (46), Hays (82) and Dodge City (85).
“We were without Michael Sullivan, so that hurt us,” Kaiser said. “With Michael, we can move up 10 to 12 points as a team. We can beat Dodge City and Hays.”
Leading the Panthers was Chon Chavez, who crossed the finish line at 17:11. Cristian Garcia finished next for Great Bend at 17:58, a time good enough for 13th place.