Humboldt runners cap season

“Everyone ran great and a number of kids lowered their season or personal best times,” said Humboldt cross country head coach Eric Carlson.



October 7, 2022 - 3:14 PM

Humboldt eighth grade cross country runner Jack Works heads for the finish line at the Humboldt invitational. Photo by Quinn Burkitt

OSAGE CITY — The Humboldt High School cross country team ran at the Osage City invitational on Thursday in their final meet of the regular season. 

The Cubs set a number of personal-records and ran four varsity boys runners, six varsity girls, three JV boys, two JV girls and one middle school runner. 

Peyton Wallace led the varsity boys in the 5K race with a time of 19:26 to take 30th place overall. Brigg Shannon placed in 60th with a time of 20:44, followed by Landon Bauer coming in 65th place with a time of 21:04. 

“Osage City has a fast course and we always have good times at this meet,” said Humboldt head coach Eric Carlson. “It is also a very tough meet as there are a number of very good schools that attend. We had a beautiful day to run on a great course. Both Shannon and Lauer’s times were personal-records by more than one minute. 

Gavin Jaro rounded out the varsity boys runners in 94th place with a time of 24:35. This was also a personal-record time for Jaro by nearly a minute and a half. 

McKenna Jones led the varsity girls runners with a 15th place, 22:46 finish, good for a medal. Anna Heisler finished in 28th place with a mark of 24:09, Carsyn Haviland placed in 30th with a time of 24:14 for a personal record and Tori Melendez came in with a time of 24:14 for 31st place. 

“Everyone ran great and a number of kids lowered their season or personal best times,” said Carlson. “We don’t taper during this time, but we try to sharpen and keep fresh legs. Every workout from here on out will be at a faster pace with less volume.” 

Lulu Melendez came in 58th place with a time of 27:06 and Sophia Barlow came in 60th with a 27:27 finish. 

Maxtyn Mueller led the JV boys with a 24:42, 29th place finish. Mueller beat his personal-record time by a whopping 4 minutes. Javyn Hess came in 30th right at 24:56. This time was a season-best for Hess, followed by Layne Ellison’s 29-minute time, good for 39th place. 

Leah Mueller came in fifth place with a 28:53 and Piper Jones came in 10th place with a 30:50 personal-record time. 

The lone middle school Humboldt runner in Jo Ellison finished in 24th with a 16:31 time. Both the seventh and eighth graders participated in a combined competition. 

Humboldt races at Eureka next Thursday.