Marion boys 1st in cross-country
Hard work pays off. Marion cross-country runners proved the mantra by taking first in a meet Thursday in Herington.
“We had a very strong showing today,” coach Jason Hett said. “Gavin Wasmuth ran his best time on the season and placed first. Luke Wessel is allowing Gavin to push him and is making him a better runner, and it showed today with a great second-place finish.”
Juniors Jaxon Salsbury and Keenan Lange both medaled.
Next up is the team’s home meet Thursday.
Goessel travelled to Bennington for 5,000-meter races last week.
Delaney Gibson made a huge improvement in her time, capturing 12th place in the girls’ race and taking 2 minutes 20 seconds off her best time for the season. She finished the race in 25:17.60.
Cheyenne Sawyer (27:46.60) medaled in 17th place. Braylyn Hoopes captured 20th with her best time of the season, 28:28.30.
Javin Schmidt continues to approach the 20-minute mark and finished at Bennington in 14th place with a time of 20:45.10.
Senior Joey Lapp came in 20th spot with a personal best of 21:22.20, and exchange student Karl Raddatz improved his time by more than a minute to finish in 26th place.
The Goessel teams will race Thursday at Marion.