Emporia State Track and Cross Country sign 20 student athletes Featured

Emporia State Track and Field Coach Steve Blocker and Cross Country Coach Mark Stanbrough have announced the signing of 20 student athletes, 7 women and 13 men.

They will help make up the cross country team and will help make up the distance running group.

One of the signees is Emporia Highs Kelsey Boettcher.
Coach Blocker will be announcing the rest of the recruiting class that will include sprinters, jumpers and throwers at a later date.

Madelyn Bachtel Lansing HS Lansing, KS
Four year letter winner in both cross country and track and field...helped Lansing HS to one regional and two league team championships.

Kelsey Boettcher Emporia HS Emporia, KS
Placed 28th in KSHSAA Class 5A State Cross Country and seventh in Centennial League Cross Country.

Sophie Dewitt Lawrence HS Lawrence, KS
Placed 16th in KSHSAA Class 6A regional cross country.

Bailey Leach West Franklin HS Williamsburg, KS
Second in KSHSAA Class 3A 800m state track and field...was 24th in Class 3A state cross country championships.

Mia Madrigal East View HS Georgetown, TX
Was 16th in Texas Class 5A District Cross Country...placed sixth in 1600m regional.

Maiki Martinez Lawrence HS Lawrence, KS
Was 39th in KSHSAA Class 6A cross country regional...ran steeplechase in high school will possibly be her main collegiate event.

Jenna Ramsey Hutchinson HS Hutchinson KS
Was 32nd in KSHSAA Class 6A state cross country meet...placed 13th in the Class 6A 3200m and 14th in the 1600m.

Isiah Berrera Stanton County HS Johnson City, KS
Was fifth in KSHSAA Class 2A state cross country in 2018 and 2019 and was a four-time top ten finisher...led team to state title...was a state qualifier in 800m, 1600m, and 3200m.

Rylan Brown Washburn Rural HS Topeka, KS
Placed ninth in KSHSAA Class 6A state cross country championships...was the Topeka City Champion and placed third in Centennial League... helped lead the Junior Blues to Class 6A state cross country team championship... was eighth in Class 6A 1600m.

Jaime Diaz Olathe East HS Olathe, KS
Was 17th in KSHSAA Class 6A State Cross Country championships.

Justyn France Olathe South HS Olathe, KS
Was the KSHSAA Class 6A Regional Cross Country champion...placed second in Sunflower League meet...member of second place Class 6A State Cross Country team...was fifth in Class 6A 1600m

Brice Helton Augusta HS Augusta, KS
Placed 10th in KSHSAA Class 4A State Cross Country meet...was third in Class 4A cross country regional...placed seventh in the Class 4A 3200m and 14th in Class 4A 1600m.

Bobby Johnson Olathe North HS Olathe, KS
Placed 36th in 2018 KSHSAA Class 6A cross country championships.

Alex Kuder Minneapolis HS Minneapolis KS
Was 23rd in KSHSAA Class 3A Cross Country championships...was sixth in NCAA League 1600m,

Andrew Moreno Maize South Wichita, KS
Member of cross country team finished in second in KSHSAA Class 5A State Cross Country championships.

Austin Rex Olathe East HS Olathe, KS
Was a four year KSHSAA Class 6A State Cross Country qualifier...team won 2016 state cross country title.

Cole Rice Clay Center HS Clay Center, KS
Was a KSHSAA Class 4A State Cross Country qualifier...placed 12th in North Central Kansas League cross country championships.

Caleb Sanders Caney Valley HS Caney, KS
KSHSAA Class 3A State Cross Country qualifier.

Tyler Swift Raymore-Peculiar HS Raymore, MO
Was 40th in Missouri Class 4A State Cross Country Championships...helped his team win state title...was fifth in KC Suburban Gold Conference.

Jackson Wedge Maize South HS Wichita, KS
Placed 29th in KSHSAA Class 5A State Cross Country meet...team was second in Class 5A state.

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