(special to Eastern Kansas Sports from Laney Lawson)
SURPRISE — Lancer cross country boys team wins 2A Regionals and is STATE BOUND!
Saturday morning the Lancer boys cross country team made school history by becoming the first team to ever win a Regional Cross Country title. T
he Lancers ran well, beating out Colgan (2nd place) and 8 other schools to secure a 2A regional title and a ticket to the State Cross Country meet. The Lancers were led by Drake Guymon (4th place, 17:32), Matthew Fleck (7th, 17:58), and Easton Renn (10th, 18:33) all of whom were individual state qualifiers.
Previously that week, the Lancer ran in the Tree Rivers League meet where they became the Champions of that races as well (3rd year in a row).
According to Coach Lawson, “The boys had big goals this year and in order to achieve them we had to put a plan in place. We had to run just right on Monday to put us in a position to win while keeping our legs in a place to be ready to go again on Saturday. That meant that every kid had to sacrifice running their ‘best efforts’ and potentially placing higher in the league meet so that we could be ready to race our best on Saturday. Our boys did just that; they raced smart, for each other, and took care of business. I couldn’t be more proud of them!”
The Lancers will head to the State meet in Victoria, Kansas where they will race against 11 teams on Saturday morning at 9:30am.
You can see live STATE results from the race at https://ks.milesplit.com/live-results
You can also watch the STATE race live at https://www.flotrack.org/events/6807023-2020-khsaa-state-cross-country-championships if you have a flotrack membership.
Official Regional Results can be found at: http://blacksquirrelresults.com/2020/XC/20GreenbushRegionalXC.pdf
Other honors the boys have received this year:
* 3 time (back to back to back) Three Rivers League Champions
* CRAW-KAN team of the week: Week of 10/26
* Ranked 7th in Kansas Cross Country Coaches Polls 10/26