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HESSTON – The Beloit Trojan High School Cross-Country runners travelled to Hesston on September 6 and competed in the Swather Invitational. Approximately 40 schools from across the state competed in eight races. Individual runners ran in their respective grade level race which typically is not the case in most cross-country meets.

“The running format at Hesston often gives a greater opportunity to many of the younger runners,” said Beloit Coach Brad Mason. “I wish there were other meets with this same format as it’s very competitive and lots of fun whether you’re a freshman or a senior varsity runner.”

To consider team scores the top runners in each of the respective class races were tabulated. The boys team finished in fifth place overall in the class 1A-3A competition after a tie breaker with three teams all vying for fourth. Final top ten standings included: Halstead, Southeast of Saline, Hesston, Goessel, Beloit, Berean Academy, Hoisington, Ellsworth, Hutch Trinity, Sterling, and Meade.

In the girls, Beloit finished in sixth after a tie breaker with Sacred Heart. Top ten girls team scores included: Berean Academy, Halstead, Kiowa County, Hutch Trinity, Sacred Heart, Beloit, Southeast of Saline, Douglass, Ellsworth, Goessel.

Individual freshman boy results included medalist Logan Brummer 10th and Cameron Sadler 42nd. Jacob Porter was the top finisher for the team earning fourth place in the sophomore race. Junior race had Bryce Mason 25th and Tristan Armstrong 35th. In the last race of the afternoon, Beloit seniors Tristen Brummer finished eighth and teammate Chance Kopsa 13th for medal honors. Jacob Swisher finished 28th in the race.

Girl medalists included Freshman Samantha Zimmerman 16th, Hannah Burks first and Hayley Burks third respectively in the junior race. Other runners include Sophomore Amanda Noller 28th, Senior Blaise Spangler 21st and Emma Easter 22nd.

“On the flat and fast Hesston course, most all the runner’s really improved upon their times from last week at Concordia,” said Mason. “It was also exciting to see half of the runners picking up medals in such a competitive meet.”

The Trojans will now travel to Clay Center on Thursday for their third meet of the season.

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