Cross country runners compete, work hard

Sterling College’s men’s and women’s cross country teams started their season at the Wichita State University JK Gold Classic on Sept. 7.

For the women, Robyn Selzer ran a time of 17:33.1 to place 83rd and was 23rd of the KCAC opponents at the meet.

Jaismon Travelsbee finished 132nd with a time of 20:47.6.

On the men’s side, Max Dutton finished 48th with a time of 20:59.9 and was 12th among KCAC opponents.

Gavin Lierz finished 149th with a time of 27:45.2.

“I felt great about the first meet of the year at WSU,” Dutton said. “I was the 12th overall finisher out of the KCAC. Almost every team from the conference was  there, so it  was good to see where I was in comparison to others. I also though I ran a smart race and didn’t get out too fast.”

On Sept. 27, the team traveled to Marion where they competed in the Tabor College XC Invitational.

On the women’s side, Selzer finished 13th with a time of 21:33.48 and Travelsbee finished 30th with a time of 24:06.00.

For the men, Dutton finished sixth with a time of 28:14.67.

Nathan Jones ran a time of 35:19.92 to finish 34th.

Although the Warriors cross country team cannot technically compete as a team due to low numbers, new head coach Cameron Magnall is looking forward to seeing individuals compete and is very proud of the hard work that the group has put in.

The Warriors next meet will take place on Saturday at Fort Hays State University.