Lancer runners hitting their stride



October 10, 2022 - 2:17 PM

Crest's Wyatt Francis at the Humboldt meet in September. Photo by Quinn Burkitt

PLEASANTON — Every Crest runner set personal records at Thursday’s cross country meet at Pleasanton High School.

The varsity girls cross country team had three runners medal including freshman Josie Walter who broke a 20-minute barrier in the 5k race with her 19:59 finish. 

“I had to push myself harder than I’ve had to in previous races because I wanted to break a 20- minute 5K. As I neared the end, I heard my coach yell I could break it, which pushed me to finish with determination. I achieved my goal, which felt amazing,” said Walter. 

The other three varsity Lady Lancer runners were Peyton Schmidt, Aubrey Allen and Kyrie Puckett who all ran strong and improved their 5K times. 

“I felt good during my race because I was able to get out and get a good position. Which helped me finish strong and place well,” said Crest’s Allen. 

The lone Lancer varsity boy runner was Breakin Jones who finished with a time of 19:41 to take 13th place. 

The middle school Lancers also broke personal records. Seventh-grader Kallei Robb finished her race with a time of 12:41. Dagon Deny, Jimmy Ayers and Wyatt Francis also finished their races strong. 

Crest will now prepare for their regionals competition at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita on Saturday, Oct. 22.