Hope Jackson did more than just set the pace at Saturday’s Wichita Southeast Invitational. She established herself as a force.
The Bishop Carroll sophomore threw down a 5K time of 18:59.7 to dominate the girls’ elite race. How dominant? Maize South’s Alexa Rios finished second with a time of 19:59.8, a full minute behind Jackson.
Rios turned in a great performance, as the next closest finisher was 25 second behind.
Kapaun’s Addie Curtis finished third with a time of 20:25.4. Derby’s Vivian Kalb finished fourth in 20:28.5 and East’s Eva McKinzie rounded out the top five with a time of 20:54.1.
Rios led Maize South to the team win with 62 points, edging Carroll by one point. Derby finished third with 78 points.
In the boys’ elite race, Andover’s Ryan Kinnane took control early and never let up to win with a time of 16:18.5.
Kinnane was poised and confident through the entire race and never let anyone threaten his lead.
Kapaun’s Erik Enriquez finished second in 16:31.7 as Maize South’s Trey Rios finished third in 16:42.6.
Maize South and Andover tied with 66 points atop the standings as East finished third with 73 points.
East’s Dylan Stoltzfus finished fourth with a time of 16:49.0 and Campus’s Isaac Oquendo finished fifth in 15:54.6.