Runners scale new heights

Iola, Humboldt, Crest and Marmaton Valley cross country runners were at Richmond today for the Central Heights Invitational, with several runners seeing their times improve as the season hits the home stretch.


October 1, 2021 - 2:25 PM

Iola High's Elanie Sturgeon runs at a cross country meet earlier this season. Sturgeon took eighth Thursday at the Central Heights Invitational. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

RICHMOND — Local runners are rounding into form as the 2021 cross country season enters the home stretch.

Iola High’s Mustangs placed three of the top seven runners, and five of the top 17, to claim first place as a squad at Thursday’s Central Heights Invitational.

Leading the herd was Jesse Taylor, who placed second individually in completing the 5-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 4.93 seconds.

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