Wayne cross country teams see action at Boone Central Invite
The Wayne High and Wayne Junior High cross country teams opened their seasons Friday at the Boone Central/Newman Grove Invitational in Albion.
The Wayne High girls finished sixth and were led by senior Gabi Meyer, who posted an 18th place finish with her time of 23:04. Madison Jenkins was next in 31st place with a time of 24:35.
Also running for the Wayne High girls were Andi Belt (38th, 26:29), Karlee Janke (40th, 26:38) and Sarah Greenwald (44th, 27:15).
In high school boys action, the Wayne boys finished ninth and were led by Christopher Woerdemann and Brandon Wacker. Woerdemann was 33rd in 19:18, while Wacker was 35th in 19:37.
Also running for the Blue Devils were Treyton Blecke (61st, 21:04), Liam Spieker (69th, 21:29), Sean Aschoff (70th, 21:31), and Kaden Hopkins (73rd, 21:44).
The Wayne Junior High teams did very well, with the girls taking the first and the boys finishing second.
Wayne had four runners in the top 10, led by Fatima Lucas-Garcia’s time of 10:11, good for fifth on the 2,000-meter course.
The next three runners came home one after the other, with Kaylee Bruns finishing seventh (10:19), Laura Hasemann placing eight (10:22) and Kierah Haase finishing ninth (10:27).
Also running were Katelyn VanHorn (20th, 11:32), Diana Garcia (32nd, 12:41), Raegan Maas (33rd, 12:45) and Ella Leseberg (34th, 12:56).
In boys action, Jesus Zavala led the with with a 2,000-meter time of 8:46, good for third place. Hunter Schultz was also in the top 10, placing 10th in 9:09, and Sedjro Agoumba was 11th in 9:16.
Also running were Ethan McCraney (23rd, 9:53), Alex Frank (24th, 9:56), Brayden McCorkindale (27th, 10:18), Ashton Munsell (32nd, 10:34), Mason Ley (39th, 10:46), Jace Piper (56th, 11:47), Easton Blecke (60th, 12:17), Evan Alleman (70th, 14:00) and Liam Wachter (79th, time not available).
Wayne will run in the Norfolk Catholic Invite on Friday at Skyview Lake in Norfolk, then will host the Wayne Invitational on Monday, Sept. 10 at the Wayne Country Club.