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Washburn Rural runs away with City Cross Country Championship

Maddy Carter, Washburn Rural Sophomore, wins City Cross Country Meet. 
(Oct. 10, 2020)
Maddy Carter, Washburn Rural Sophomore, wins City Cross Country Meet. (Oct. 10, 2020)(WIBW)
Published: Oct. 10, 2020 at 11:48 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Washburn Rural wins both the boys and girls championships at the City Cross Country meet at Hummer Park.

The boys ended with a final score of 45, beating Hayden (62), Seaman (82), Topeka West (101), Shawnee Heights (119) and Topeka (119).

The girls ended the morning with a final score of 24. Topping Seaman (37), Topeka West (103), Topeka (122), Shawnee Heights (123) and Hayden (127).

Maddy Carter, sophomore for Washburn Rural, won the race with a time of 18:58.6. She said her goal was to run sub-19 minutes and winning was exactly how she wanted the day to go.

“It was honestly really emotional because last year I got runner up at City and so it was kind of my goal this whole year to win,” she said. “I knew I really needed to dig deep this year if that’s what it was going to take. So it felt super good.”

The boys winner with a time of 15:31.6 is Tanner Newkirk. The Hayden Junior finished nearly a minute in front of Topeka West’s Lenny Njoroge. He finished with a time of 16:17.4.

For the full list of individual winners and team results: here

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