Stalzer finishes 8th for Royal girls

MADRID – The Colo-Nesco cross country teams combined for three top-10 finishes at the Madrid Invitational Sept. 5.

The Royal boys produced two runners in the top 10 individually. No team scoring was available.

"The day was hot and the course was new and a little rough because of the lack of rain, but I was very happy with how all our kids ran," Colo-Nesco head coach Tony Stalzer said. "It was nice to get to run a meet and see where we are in our training."

Jordan Combes ran the fastest five-kilometer time for the Colo-Nesco boys as he crossed the finish line in 17 minutes, three seconds to place fourth. Steven Cutler came in eighth for the Royals with a solid 17:25 showing.

Elliot Morgan took 23rd in 19:19, Kyle Miller was 48th with a 22:13 showing, Caleb Vaughn clocked in at 24:58 to place 65th and Ashton Graddick completed the course in 29:32 to end up 71st as the other runners for the Royal boys.

Grace Stalzer produced the top four-kilometer time for the Colo-Nesco girls. Stalzer completed the course in 17:14 to finish eighth.

Angela Brinkman, Leah Vincent and Stephanie Norris were the other runners to compete for the Royal girls. Brinkman took 25th in 20:14, Vincent clocked in at 20:27 to place 26th and Norris came in 27th with a 20:30 showing.

Colo-Nesco next competes today at the Greene County Invitational in Jefferson.

Individual results – Colo-Nesco

Girls (4-kilometer): 8. Grace Stalzer, 17:14; 25. Angela Brinkman, 20:14; 26. Leah Vincent, 20:27; 27. Stephanie Norris, 20:30.

Boys (5-kilometer): 4. Jordan Combes, 17:03; 8. Steven Cutler, 17:25; 23. Elliot Morgan, 19:19; 48. Kyle Miller, 22:13; 65. Caleb Vaughn, 24:58; 71. Ashton Graddick, 29:32.