Coed Cross Country Varsity, Coed Varsity Cross Country · Cross Country Team Ran in Emporia

Lorna Rae Pierce running in the Emporia Cross Country Invitational.

The Junction City Cross Country team competed in the Emporia Cross Country Invitational.

The varsity team raced on Saturday morning and the JV raced on Friday night.

The Blue Jays boys team came away with a 6th place finish.  Tyler Atkins lead the boys with a 4th place finish with a finishing time of 16:56.  Hayden Diestelkamp finished in 36th place, Neil Naputo in 41st, Blake Reed in 42nd, and Isaiah Smith in 56th.

The Lady Jays only had four runners so that did not receive a team score.  Lorna Rae Pierce set a new personal record in the 5K by finishing the race in 22:22 joining the Sub 23 minutes club.  She now ranks number 16 in school history.  She earned a medaled by finishing in 19th place.  Katelyn Atkins also set a new personal record by finishing in 38th place.  Muring Burkett finished in 44th place and Amyah O’Neal in 51st place.

The JV boys and girls team both finished in 5th place.


Varsity Results

Name: Finish Time (5K) Place Records
Lorna Rae Pierce 22:22 19 PR
Katelyn Atkins 24:22 38 PR
Murin Burkett 24:54 44 CR
Amyah O’Neal 26:48 51


Name: Finish Time (5K) Place Records
Tyler Atkins 16:58 4
Hayden Diestelkamp 19:57 36 CR
Neil Naputo 19:41 41
Blake Reed 19:43 42
Isaiah Smith 21:21 56

JV Results

Name: Finish Time (4K) Place Records
Ashlynn Shea 19:51 22
Mia Perusich 20:03 29 PR CR
Aaleyah Whisenhunt 20:38 39 PR
Mariah Parrott 21:00 44
Ruth Easterling 21:03 46 PR
Elaina Schmidt 21:08 48 PR
Patience Okemba 23:15 59
Trystin Houston 25:38:00 74


Name: Finish Time (5K) Place Records
Carlos Lozano 20:51 34 CR
Ty Raulston 21:13 39 PR
Aidan Gold 21:22 41 CR
Evan Hall 21:38 51
Jett Harter 21:46 54
Joesph Hill 22:37 65
Abner Gonzalez 22:40 67
Blake Duncan 22:46 69
Michael Bockman 22:55 70
Adrian Duarte-Verlarde 22:55 71 PR
Hayden Perusich 22:58 72 CR
Francisco Fuentes 24:31 99
Diego Hernandez 26:14 121
Alejandro Prado 28:02 134
Connor Gadberry 30:26 141
Caden Collette 31:51 142