Southeast XC Boys Team State Bound!

On Saturday morning, October 24, Southeast hosted the 2A Regional Cross Country meet at Greenbush. A huge shout out to all who came out and helped at the meet and to those who came out to support! 

Here are some highlights from the meet:
Teams in the regional: Jayhawk Linn, Northeast, Pleasanton, St. Mary’s Colgan, Erie, Uniontown, Humboldt, Yates Center, Southeast

Team Results:
Girls: 4th place
Boys: 2A Regional Champions! 🥇(State Bound!)

Individual State Qualifiers: Top 10 individuals qualify for state. These are the runners who would go to state regardless of team standings.
Drake Guymon – 4th
Matthew Fleck – 7th
Easton Renn – 10th

Girls Results:
Karlena Spahn: 12th – 22:37!! 
Kassidy Fox: 25th – 25:09
Danielle Smith: 29th – 30:42
Storm Minor: 30th – 30:42
Isabel Kinyon: 31st – 39:30

Boys Results:
Drake Guymon: 4th – 17:32
Matthew Fleck: 7th – 17:58
Easton Renn: 10th – 18:33
Darin Rex: 15th – 19:09 
Dakota Smith: 21st – 20:30
Tanner Wiles: 24th – 21:13
Brayten Bennett: 32nd – 23:22

New Personal Best Times:
Karlena Spahn: 22:37
Isabel Kinyon: 20:30
Tanner Wiles: 21:13

I want to take a moment to honor our senior runners. Quite often we blast times and talk about fancy terms like “A new PR,” or “personal best time.” However, what gets lost in translation is the magnitude of those accomplishments. To remedy this, I want to share the times of each of these seniors from their first 5k’s to their fastest Senior 5k time so you can truly get a picture of how much they have accomplished. Next to each time I will add what those times are per mile. 

Senior Shout Out:
Matthew Fleck:  
Freshman: 21:11 – 6:49/Mile   Senior: 17:48 – 5:44/Mile

Darin Rex:  
Freshman: 25:01 – 8:03/Mile   Senior: 19:09 – 6:10/Mile

Isabel Kinyon: (Started 6 weeks ago)
1st 5k time: 48:41 – 15:40/Mile  Regional Time: 39:30  12:43/Mile

Karlena Spahn:
Freshman: 34:35 – 11:08/Mile   Senior: 22:37 – 7:17/Mile
(To put Karlena’s time into perspective, Jessie Jenkins placed 15th at state running a time of 21:21 in 2016.) In a regional race, sometimes if enough runners from a qualifying team are in the top 10, a certain amount of non-qualifying team members can get into the meet beyond the top 10. This year, 11 spots got to go to state. Karlena missed going to state this year by one spot!

– Coach Laney Lawson

Official regional results can be found at:

Next race: 2A STATE MEET 10-31-2020 at Victoria, KS (more info can be found here:
Boys Race time: 9:30 am

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