Kalen Wallin holds off Ogallala’s Carter Brown at the finish line to finish fourth in last week’s Chase County invite at the Imperial Country Club. (Johnson Publications photo)

Brooklyn Christiansen, above, holds off Perkins County’s Hailey Snyder down the stretch at last week’s Chase County invite. Macy Coleman, below, runs in front of a pack of girls in last week’s meet en route to a 10th place finish. Christensen also earned a medal, finishing 12th. (Johnson Publications photo)

Girls second in Longhorn invite

    Chase County’s cross country girls turned in another strong finish in the Chase County Invitational held at Imperial Country Club Thursday.
    The team finished in second place with 40 points, behind Ogallala’s girls who tallied 28 points.
    With the Longhorns running in Class D this year, Head Coach Carl Zuege said it was a nice sign to see the girls finish right behind a strong Class C team in Ogallala.
    Junior Maddi Brown led the Longhorns again this week with a fourth place finish overall.
    Zuege said he was glad to see Macy Coleman and Brooke Christensen pick up their performances this week. He said they’d been battling some illness but bounced back to finish 10th and 12th respectively.
    Riley Owens and Kambree Meeske were just outside the medals at 19th and 20.
    In the boys’ race, senior Kalen Wallin ran a strong race and held off Ogallala’s top runner, Carter Brown, at the finish line for a fourth place finish.
    Zuege said Wallin ran a smart race and ran the second half of the race faster than the first half.
    Mason Nordhausen and Trevin Martin finished just outside the medals with 17th and 20th place finishes respectively.
    Zuege added that Landis Beverly ran a personal best on the course. He also added that Logan Mendenhall continues to make good strides.
    The Longhorns finished the meet in fourth. Perkins County took home the title with 41 points.
    Their top two runners, Jaden Dietlein and Caden Waitley, finished second and third to boost the Plainsmen to the title.
    In the boys’ junior high race, Cade Anderson finished ninth.
McCook this week

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