HHS cross country earns trip to State

Hugoton High School cross country team traveled to McPherson to participate in the Regional cross country qualifying meet. In order to move on to the State meet a team must place in the top three teams.

Last weekend the boys won the Regional meet with a great run and the girls placed third in a very competitive race.

“We knew going into the meet that the boys were the team to beat in the guys’ race but you had Smoky Valley, Wamego and an improved Buhler team in the race,” said Head Coach Nick Rodriguez.

He went on to acknowledge the girls’ race boasted some really tough competition with girls from Buhler, Chapman, Rock Creek, McPherson, Hays and, of course, Hugoton. Coach Rod remarked, “Getting the girls qualified at this regional meet with such good competition was really special. During the race I kept watching closely how it developed and saw a lot of different school colors in the top ten to 15 runners so I knew we were in the race the whole way.”

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