Stratford cross country teams finish in top 10
For the Hub City Times
IOLA – Stratford Cross Country participated in the T-Bird Invitational at the Iola Winter Sports Complex in Iola on Sept. 3. Out of 22 teams, the boys team finished fourth and the girls team finished seventh.
Seniors James Heeg and Andrew Chapel finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with Isaac Thompson, 36th, and Cade Bruesewitz, 43rd, rounding out the team in the top 50.
The girls had three runners finish in the top 50, freshman Lauren Kraus at 33rd and Ella Heidmann at 44th, followed by sophomore Lydia Golbach at 48th.
Coach Tiny Michalski credits summer workouts for the success and said that “all the runners cut between two to three minutes off their run times from last year and (he) looks forward to what this team can do by the time conference and sectionals roll around.”