Eli Klimek runs to victory
Senior Eli Klimek completed his seventh straight first
place finish for the Platte County boys cross country
team. His most recent first place finish came during very
windy and rainy weather at the Jesse James Festival Grounds
in the Kearney Invitational.
Klimek finished the race in first, medalling with a time
Seniors Shane Praiswater and Ryan Schroeder and, sophomores
Zach Ryun and Brandon McCammon all medalled in the race,
for the Pirates.
Praiswater came in 13th in 17:40. Ryun finished 27th
in 18:10. McCammon crossed the line in 31st in 18:18 and
Schroeder finished 34th with a time of 18:26.
Junior Mark Dudley came in 54th in 19:14 and senior Bill
Flynt finished 70th with a time of 19:57 for the boys
The boys cross country team finished third overall.
They came in behind Rockhurst and Kearney and in front
of Lawson, Benton, St. Marys, OHara, Park
Hill South, Richmond, Northeast, Lafayette, Chillicothe,
The junior varsity boys team had of five of its
six members medal. Senior Ryan Locascio finished 38th
in 19:42. Junior Josh Brunkhorst came in 51st in 20:10.
Freshman Cody Luckenbach finished 61st in 20:18 along
with freshman Matt Cline who finished 62nd also with a
time of 20:18. Freshmen Matt Luckenbach came in right
behind them in 63rd place with a time of 20:22. Sophomore
Joel Holland finished 103rd in 21:51.
The girls varsity squad struggled in their race.
Senior Amy Musil and junior Tara Gutshall both medalled
for the Pirates, in the race. Musil finished 26th overall
with a time of 22:28, and Gutshall came in 30th with a
time of 22:38.
Senior Katie Sherman finished 48th in 24:08. Freshman
Jenny Murphy came in 51st with a time of 24:24. Senior
Bonnie Glick finished 59th with a time of 24:51.
The girls team finished eighth out of nine schools.
They finished above LeBlond, but behind Notre Dame, St.
Teresas, Kearney, Smithville, Lawson, St. Marys,
Its simple, they need to run harder than
they have been, said head coach Chris Stubbs.
The teams have to continue to improve to improve
as they approach Conference and District races, which
will be held on Oct. 27.