Area runners shine at Pleasanton

Crest's Josie Walter was the top varsity girls runner at the Pleasanton Cross Country Invitational Thursday. Other runners from Crest, Marmaton Valley and Yates Center also did well.


October 7, 2022 - 3:25 PM

Marmaton Valley Junior High's Tucker Sutton (3227) runs in the seventh-grade boys race at the Pleasanton Invitational Thursday. Photo by Halie Luken / MVHS

PLEASANTON — Crest High’s young runners shined brightly at the Pleasanton Invitational Thursday.

Freshman Josie Walter took home first place in the girls varsity race by a substantial margin, winning the 5K in 19 minutes, 59.6 seconds — a full 73 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor, Emma Cubit of Central Heights.

Walter’s Lady lancer classmates Peyton Schmidt and Aubrey Allen weren’t far behind.

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