Meet the 2003 Boys Cross
Robert Beach - Senior:
Robert is a 4th year cross country runner. He is both an excellent
track and cross country runner. Robert has a long history of running.
In grade school, Robert qualified for state in both XC and track.
His favorite quote is "get it done, while you can".
Dustin Campbell - Sophomore:
Dustin is a first year cross country runner. He joined us after having
a strong freshman track season as a middle distance runner. Dustin
has already proven himself to be our top sophomore runner.
C.J. Fall - Senior:
C.J. is a third year cross country runner. He is a two year
letterman. C.J. also is a strong track runner. C.J. has been
a solid runner for the team this year and last.
Alex Gorsuch - Freshman:
Alex is a first year cross country runner. He has shown great determination
and perservance this year.
Joe Horton - Senior:
Joe is a first year cross country runner. This is his first
high school sport and he is doing a great job. We hope to get Joe
to join us in track this year.
Patrick Kirwan - Junior:
Patrick is a 3rd year cross country runner. He was the fastest sophomore
on the team last year. He has lettered two years in cross country.
He also has the largest hair on the team and in the conference. He
has run in the 17s in the 3 mile.
Kevin Koenig - Junior:
Kevin is a first year cross country runner. He was recruited off
the track team where he is one of the team's strongest 200 runners.
He has adjusted very well to the longer distances this year. He is
one of the top new runners this year. Kevin has been a great addition
to our team.
Devin Lyons - Freshman:
Devin is a 1st year high school runner. However, he has joined the
team with junior high cross country running experience. Devin "Billy
Goat" has motivated the older runners with his desire to improve by working
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Troy Pittman - Freshman:
Troy is a first year high school cross country runner. He also was
on the state qualifying cross country team in Jr. High. Troy has
proven himself as an excellent fresh/soph runner by medaling in our first
2 fresh/soph invitationals. Troy also set a 22 meet record in the
open race at the Chrisman Cow Chip Classic. Troy is also in the top
seven runners on the varsity team.
Jason Riddle - Senior:
Jason is a forth year senior. He has lettered four years. This
summer Jason ran the most amount of summer miles for the team. Jason
worked his way up to 50 miles in one week.
Wade Rippy - Senior:
Wade is a second year cross country runner. He joined the cross country
team to prepare for track in the spring. Wade holds school records
in 100, 110 high hurdles and 300 intermediate hurdles. Wade qualified
in state in the 110 high hurdles, 300 intermediate hurdles and 4 by 400.
Justin Sebens - Freshman:
Justin has plenty of experience as a runner. He was part of MS Jr.
High's state qualifying team last year. As an 8th grader, Justin
broke 11:00 minutes in the 2 mile. He also qualified for state in
the 1600 meters and high jump. He plans to go out for XC, Basketball,
and Track this year. His favorite quote is "go hard and never give
up". Justin has already proven himself a strong high school runner
by working his way into the top 7 of the varsity team.
Nick Sellers - Sophomore:
Nick is a first year cross country runner. He has been an excellent
addition to our team. He has worked his way into the top five on
the fresh/soph team most of the year.
Alex Smith - Senior:
Alex is a forth year runner in both cross country and track. He has
already lettered his previous three years in high school cross country.
He has been co-captain the past two years. Alex was the fastest junior
runner last year with a time of 16:06 at SJO.
Brandon Smith - Senior:
Brandon is a first year cross country runner. Brandon has already
stepped into the top three runners most of his races out. Brandon
joined us after being a state qualifier in track in the 4 by 400.
Taylor Sebestik - Senior:
Taylor is a forth year runner in both cross country and track. Taylor
has been a co-captain on the team for the past three years. He is
also a three year letterman in cross country and track. Taylor has
lead most of our races this year as a senior. He won the Prairie
Central meet earlier this year.
Cody Sullivan - Sophomore:
Cody is a second year cross country runner. Cody was the fastest
freshman last year for the team. Cody utilizes cross country to keep
in shape for baseball in the spring.
Chad Whitfield - Junior:
Chad is a second year cross country runner. Chad joins us from track
where he is an excellent discus thrower. Chad has to be one of the
fastest distance/discus throwers around. Chad is also "famous" for
the Whitfield relays which were named after him.
Matt Williams - Sophomore:
Matt is a first year cross country runner. He has started off great
and is one of our best fresh/soph runners. He continues to improve
each meet and is quickly catching our upperclassman. Matt is a great
Cameron Zindars - Freshman:
Cameron is a first year cross country runner. He is running well
for a freshman and getting in great shape for basketball. Cameron
has been a great addition to our fresh/soph team.