Several girls finish strong at Ft. Riley cross country

By Alex Gaines 

Sports Writer

The CCCMS girls cross country team made strong individual showings in all three races at the Fort Riley Invitational Thursday, Sept. 9.

Leading the way in the girls' eighth grade two mile were Janae Wolf, who placed second out of 43 runners in a time of 14:39.5, and Kylie Pfizenmaier in fifth at 15:38.4. Emma Laffery finished the course in a time of 20:29.3.

Clay Center did not field a complete team, but the top three team places were Washburn Rural, Susan B. Anthony, and Eisenhower and Shawnee Heights (tied).

All three seventh graders on the two mile course finished in the top half of the field: Maddie Larson, seventh, 16:38.2; Callie Kientz, 14th, 17:39.8 and Natalie Sleichter, 17th, 17:47.9. Washburn Rural, Junction City, and Shawnee Heights were the team winners. CCCMS did not have enough for a team. 

In a field of 28 for the seventh grade one mile race, Clay Center's Shelby Coyle finished at 8:04.1 to tie for fourth, while teammate Allyson Brandt was seventh with a time of 8:16.0. Dayvani Thompson ran the race in 9:52.8.

CCCMS hosts their annual invitational Tuesday, Sept. 14 with a start time of 4 p.m.