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St. John Tiger runner places 8th
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St. John Tiger A.J. Miller places eighth at the 1A state cross country championship. - photo by Photo by Jim Misunas, Great Bend Tribune

St. John Tiger places eighth

BY JIM MISUNAS
jmisunas@gbtrinbune.com

WAMEGO – St. John Tiger A.J. Miller (17:37.59) ended a stellar season with an eighth-place state medal in the 1A state cross country championship. The Tigers finished fifth (82) in a competitive field led by state champion Berean Academy (49) followed by Axtell (54) and Beloit St. John’s (62) and Osborne (62).

“That was one of A.J. Miller’s best times, faster than last year,” said St. John coach Joel Delp. “Uriel Calleros ran a great race and just missed a top 20 medal.”

St. John’s Uriel Calleros barely missed a top 20 medal at 21st (18:23.77) followed by 44th Trey Fisher, 19:10.77; 53rd Dalton Nemec, 19:31.25; 60th Marshall Woolf, 19:56.75; and 65th Dylan Reed, 20:22.25.

Beloit St. John’s medalist Caleb Eilert (16:22.97) beat Hutchinson Central Christian’s Collin Oswalt (16:49.49) for a state championship.

1A BOYS

TOP 20 MEDALISTS—1—Eilert, Beloit St. John’s, 16:22.97; 2—Oswalt, Central Christian, 16;49.49; 3—Delaney, Osborne, 17:03.58; 4—Murray, Wakefield, 17:11,12; 5—Redeker, Olpe, 17:11.38; 6—Buessing, Axtell, 17:19.03; 7—Bales, Osborne, 17:21.57; 8—A.J. Miller, St.John, 17:37.59; 9—Janzen, Berean, 17:50.15; 10—Pierce, LaCrosse, 17:50.38; 11—Shive, Wichita Classical, 17:59.94; 12—Zortman, Fowler, 18:00.4; 13—Nielsen, Wetmore, 18:03.0; 14—Werner, Axtell, 18:03.67; 15—Nord, Berean, 18:05.02; 16—Schmidt, Goessel, 18:08.7; 17—Tucker, Berean, 18:09.33; 18—Pinkerton, Logan, 18:19.46; 19—Puerto, Satanta, 18:19.46; 20—Hefty, Valley Falls, 18:21.33.

TEAM SCORES—1—Berean 49; 2—Axtell 54; 3—Beloit St. John’s 62; 4—Osborne 62; 5—St. John 82; 6—Olpe 103; 7—Quinter 122; 8—LaCrosse 124; 9—Valley Falls 129; 10—Caldwell 135; 11—Satanta 147; 12—Kiowa County 219.

ST. JOHN—21—Uriel Calleros, 18:23.77; 44—Trey Fisher, 19:10.77; 53—Dalton Nemec, 19:31.25; 60—Marshall Woolf, 19:56.75; 65—Dylan Reed, 20:22.25.

OTIS-BISON—28—Peytan Butler, 18:39.19.