The McPherson Middle School cross-country team had a strong showing at the Goddard Classic Cross-Country Invitational last week, with the seventh grade girls team finishing second in the team competition.
Maggie Leaf had the top finish of the MMS squads, coming in fifth in the seventh grade girls race with a time of 6 minutes, 30.38 seconds. Her finish, along with a top 25 performance from Hannah Dossett (6:58.06) pushed the Pups into second place with 31 total points and an average time of 6:36.38.
Maize South Middle School took first in the seventh girls race with 27 points and an average time o 6:34.20.
The seventh grade boys finished 11th out of 13 teams with an average time of 10:58.12 and a team score of 122. Maize Middle School won the team competition with an average of 5:43.05 and a team score of 10.
The eighth grade boys also finished 11th in their race, averaging 7:07.62 and accumulating a team score of 136. Cole Hansen had the top individual finish at 19th with a time of 9:44.44.
Maize South won the team competition with an average of 9:16.49 and a team score of 17.
No eighth grade girls participated in the meet.
The MMS cross-country team has this week off, but will participate in the Salina Invitational Tuesday afternoon.
7th Grade Boys
55. Young, 7:02.72; 61. Steinert, Simon, 7:08.52; 64. Chapman 7:11.62; 67. Steinert Silas, 7:13.84; 70. LeBlanc 7:19.46; 102. Kretzer, 7:50.24; 123. Stafford, 8:33.41.
7th Grade Girls
5. Leaf 6:30.38; 24. Dossett, 6:58.06; 33. Bahr, 7:08.47; 41. Beam 7:17.43 63. Hageman, 7:52.84; 70. Hett, 8:03.81; 80. Schroeder, 8:11.72; 85. Kretzer, Mya 8:14.40; 101. Schumucher, 9:10.69
8th Grade Boys
19. Hansen, 9:44.44; 60. Stone, 10:47.50; 96. Nelson, 12:22.41; 130. Rojas, 18:33.94.