COUNCIL GROVE – Chapman junior Taylor Briggs set a season personal record time as she won the Council Grove Cross Country Invitational Thursday in Council Grove.

Briggs won the high school girls competition with a time of 18:50. Second place went to Eudora senior Riley Hiebert at 19:42.

Solomon High School junior Aaliyah Smith ran 47th at 25:34. Herington’s Davanne Schaffer ran 35th in a time of 24:00

In high school boy’s competition, the overall winner was Silver Lake senior Kyler Kaniper with a time of 17:02. Chapman finished eighth as a team and had senior Jackson Wasylk cross 37th at 19:08.

Other Chapman runners included Eli Winder (44th) at 19:29, Chris Falls (48th) 19:48, Jon Jenkins ((64th) 20:50, Tyler Dalke (65th) 20:52, Levi Gaston (71st) 21:10 and Ethan Diercks (79) 22:01.

Herington High School runners Koy Mueller finished 49th at 19:50. Junior Craig Rutschman placed 73rd at 21:19 and freshman Trenton Braucher was 80th at 22:03.

Solomon sophomore Tyler McLaughlin ran 87th in a time of 25:41 while teammates Alex Baize was 88th (25:41) and Matthew Ford finished 92nd at 31:14.

In the junior high division, Solomon seventh grader Kiera Smith captured first place in the girls race with a time of 13:28. Second place went to Chapman’s Emmy Gfeller as the eighth grader ran 13:40.

Chapman’s Ashlynn Acevedo ran eighth at 14:05 while Solomon’s Payton Ballou ran 48th at 20:12.

Chapman’s Drew Elliott crossed fifth in the boy’s race at 12:20. Chapman’s Caleb Busse ran 20th at 13:39 while Kolby Craig ran 23rd at 13:43 and Travis Leasure (49th) 15:05.

Solomon seventh grader Logan Hammersmith ran 38th at 14:29. Other Solomon runners were Cooper Carver (47th) at 15:02 and Matthias Baxa (75th) at 23:06.

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