Area teams compete at Prairie View cross country meet
Updated: Oct 18
Jayhawk runner Dillon Champlin keeps pace for a third-place finish in the boys varsity race. (Photos by Roger Sims, Linn County Journal)
Teams from the three Linn County school districts competed in the Prairie View High School Ramsey Invitational cross country meet on Thursday, Sept. 21.
Even without its fastest runner, the Prairie View girls team took first place in the varsity event. And while the seven Lady Buffalo runners ran well, a first-place finish was a foregone conclusion because none of the other four other teams had enough runners for a team score.
Prairie View freshman Laramie Stevens turned in a first-place finish on the 5,000-meter course with a time of 22:36.12 followed by her teammate, junior Wylie Teagarden with a second-place time of 23:03.20.
Members of Prairie View's winning girls team include, from left, Kelsie Konitzer, Wylie Teagarden, Laramie Stevens, Cheyanne Moss, Kayla Gorostiza, and (not pictured) Ryleigh Lueker and Kally Stroup.
The Buffalo’s Bree Allen did not race at the school’s home meet because she was scheduled to run at the Rim Rock Classic in Lawrence on Saturday.
Other finishers for Prairie View included Cheyanne Moss, eighth place; Kelsie Konitzer, 10th; Ryleigh Lueker, 12th; Kally Stroup, 14th; and Kayla Gorostiza, 16th.
Two competitors from Jayhawk-Linn also ran in the girls varsity race. Brylee Doleshal placed ninth with a time of 25:17.37, and Adison Randall placed 18th.
In the boys varsity race, Jayhawk runner Dillon Champlin placed third with a time of 19:15.32. Champlin’s teammate Simon Shillito turned in a ninth-place finish and Louis Shillito placed 14th.
Jayhawk's Brylee Doleshal keeps her pace about 3,000 meters into the race.
Prairie View’s Mason Mitzner was the top finisher for the Buffalo with a time of 20:41.39 for 15th place. His teammate Matthew Stolle finished 18th.
For the Pleasanton Blu-Jays, DJ Meik placed 19th with a time of 20:58.50.
Prairie View's Matthew Stolle and Pleasanton's DJ Meik grind out the final 100 meters of the course.
Here are the results for the other races:
Boys Junior Varsity 5,000 meter
Benton Stainbrook, Prairie View - 8th place
Colton Bartlett, Prairie View - 16th place
Benson Meik, Pleasanton – 19th place
Kei-Mahni Davis, Pleasanton – 22nd place
Aaron West, Prairie View – 28th place
Coawen David, Jayhawk – 34th place
Girls Junior Varsity 5,000 meter
Ella McCammon, Prairie View – 6th place
Ella Steinle, Prairie View – 7th place
Timberlyn Browning, Prairie View – 8th place
Quinn Browning, Prairie View – 14th place
Boys Eighth Grade 2 mile run
Daniel Brake, Jayhawk – 2nd place
Bracken Malin, Prairie View – 4th place
Jayden Mayhugh, Jayhawk – 5th place
Gavin Lawson, Pleasanton – 12th place
Caleb Green, Jayhawk – 13th place
Cooper Lanham, Jayhawk – 17th place
Girls Eighth Grade 2 mile run
Allie Thomas, Jayhawk – 2nd place
Gabby Parsons, Jayhawk – 4th place
Haelie Wallace, Jayhawk – 9th place
Alayna McCarty, Jayhawk – 10th place
Baileigh Lister, Pleasanton – 20th place
Hazel Vaughn, Jayhawk – 21st place
Boys Seventh Grade 2 mile run
Martin Shillito, Jayhawk – 1st place
Ryland Summers, Jayhawk – 3rd place
Cooper Watson, Prairie View – 4th place
Cade Jones, Prairie View – 7th place
Oxley Luehrs, Prairie View – 12th place
Ryan Stolle, Prairie View – 14th place
Girls Seventh Grade 2 mile run
Juanita Velez-Guillermo, Prairie View – 3rd place
Josie Wade, Jayhawk – 5th place
Lilly Petric, Prairie View – 7th place
Marley Johnson, Prairie View – 10th place
Maddy Decker, Prairie View – 11th place