In honor of the new FFA member's joining the organization and of the home cross country meet tonight, we look back more than 20 years to the 1990-91 Charger yearbook.
The cross country team opened up its season Saturday, running on a rather rainy morning in Silver Lake. For the girls team, freshman Payton Wurtz had a great opening run, taking 2nd place in her first high school meet with a time of 20:59. Junior Rebekah Stuhlsatz took 6th at 22:54. These two are looking to be a dynamic running duo — Stuhlsatz having state experience her freshman and sophomore years of high school already, placing 11th in 2019 and 14th in 2020. “I want to go to state this year, but I really want the whole team to go with me. I also want to crack the top-10 at state this year,” Stuhlsatz said.
Rebecca Stuhlsatz and Sienna Jones ended the season with 14th and 42nd place finishes at State.
Stuhlsatz ran a time of 20:40 and Jones 22:11. Both runners cut around a minute off of their regional times. This was Stuhlsatz's second state competition and Jones' first.
Two WHS cross country runners are headed to state.
The cross country team hosted its regional meet Saturday, with two runners qualifying for the state championship. Sophomore Rebekah Stuhlsatz came in second in the girls race with a time of 21:46. Freshman Sienna Jones had an eighth place finish, with a time of 23:09 seconds.
Stuhlsatz says it’s disappointing that the rest of the team won’t get to compete at state alongside her, but she’s excited nonetheless.
Two fall sports are headed to postseason play Saturday. Football finishes its regular season Friday at Centralia, and will begin postseason next week.
After two games at St. Marys Tuesday night, the postseason for the volleyball team is near. The Chargers will play at Herington for Sub-State Saturday, and KSHSAA will release the Sub-State seeds Wednesday.Cross Country enters the postseason after a difficult regular season. The Cross Country team ran in the Mid-East League meet Thursday. Sophomore Rebekah Stuhlsatz finished 4th place in the girls race and Senior Eli Mumpower finished 9th place in the boys race.
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This week in WHS sports: Tennis ended its season at regionals, cross country returned to the course, football dropped to 2-4 and volleyball dropped a couple tough league matches.
Kendyl Bolinder | @BolinderKendyl More than 30 WHS students and three staff members were sent home to quarantine on Tuesday after a student received a positive COVID-19 test. As of now, the people quarantined include the entirety of the cross country team, students who had prolonged or unmasked contact and anyone knowingly exposed to the... Continue Reading →
As the WHS cross country team prepares to compete this afternoon at home, we look back on some photos from the 2001 Charger yearbook. The junior high races begin at 4 p.m., followed by high school races. Come watch the runners on the course just east of the WHS football field.