Sidney XC Competes At Sidney Invite, C-5 District Meet
Varsity Girls Edge McCook For C-5 Win
October 19, 2023
SIDNEY--The Red Raider High School and Middle School Cross Country teams were out in force on October 5 at the Sidney Invite at Hillside Golf Course. Perfect weather for running and a huge crowd from all around the Panhandle area came out to cheer on their favorite runners. The junior varsity girls squad took top honors in their division, followed by runner-up Gering and third place North Platte. Sidney had individuals runners take third through sixth place in the competition. Sophomore Kyah Hicks placed third at 23:52, senior Alayna Wiegand took fourth at 24:21, senior Daisy Gardner took fifth at 24:21 and freshman Eden Jordan took sixth at 24:22. The boys' junior varsity placed second behind North Platte, with freshman Parker Dickman placing third at 19:34 and freshman Mario Maytorena placing fourth at 19:45. The varsity girls were paced by freshman Emily Bashtovoi with an 18th place finish at 24:23.
The Middle School girls placed fourth overall, with 8th grader Haven Hanley placing 21st at 18:04, followed by 7th grader Lydia Rutter in 22nd place at 18:20. The Middle School boys placed fifth overall, paced by 7th grader Elijah Graham in 22nd place at 13:53, followed by 8th grader Connor Nebarez in 23rd at 14:02 and 7th grader Zach Schumacher in 24th at 14:09.
The High School Varsity squads next competed at the C-5 District Meet at Crandall Creek Golf Club in Ogallala on October 12. The Sidney girls took top honors, ahead of second-place McCook by one point and followed by third-place Broken Bow. Senior Talissa Tanquary placed second at 19:53.14 to pace the Sidney girls. Freshman Kylee Kampfe placed fifth with a time of 20:41.23, and freshman Emily Bashtovoi and senior Daisy Gardner finished 19th and 20th respectively for Sidney.
The boys' squad finished 9th, led by junior Noah Canas in 31st place at 18:49.14. The Gothenburg team took top honors, followed by Holdrege in second place and Alliance in third.