County runners bring home medals from state cross country championships

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Hannah Honeyman races toward her sixth-place finish at the state cross country championship race at Wamego.

Osage County made a notable presence at the 2014 KSHSAA State Cross Country Championships, with a Santa Fe Trail High School freshman showing great promise in this year’s cross country season.

SFTHS’s Hannah Honeyman took sixth place in the women’s 4A 4k fun at the state cross country championship held at Wamego, where 1A, 2A and 4A schools competed on Nov. 1. Lawrence was the site of the state championships for 3A, 5A and 6A schools on Oct. 31.

Honeyman earned the berth in the state championship by running at the 4A regional and placing fourth, which marked the lowest place that she earned all season. Honeyman’s season best time is 15:26, which broke the school record by 44 seconds. She earned her sixth-place state championship medal by running the women’s 4k in 15:33.20. Her coach is Russel Fawl.

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Lyndon senior Chris Dunn ended his high school cross country career with an 11th place finish at the state cross country championships. Bill Patterson’s photo is from Oct. 16 league meet.

Other Osage County schools represented at the state cross country championships included Osage City High School and Lyndon High School.

The Osage City women’s cross country team also had a good showing at the championship meet at Lawrence, with seven OCHS qualifiers competing in the 3A 4k women’s race. Senior Aundrea Koger headed up the team, taking sixth place and running 15:59.50. Other Osage City runners and their times were: Sarah Peterson, 38th, 17:44.20; Jessica Davis, 85th, 20:08.40; Maren Peterson, 91st, 21:22.10; Tori Tomlinson, 92nd,  21:55.20; Faith Long, 95th, 24:44.40; Alexis Allen, 99th 29:04.20.

For Lyndon, Chris Dunn was the sole runner representing his school in the 2A men’s state championship at Wamego. Dunn took 11th place, running the men’s 5k in 17:28.70. Dunn, a senior, has also had a strong year, taking first at the regional and league cross country runs.

Honeyman photo and information thanks to Becky Coltrane; Dunn photo thanks to Bill Patterson.

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