Durnell, Bruggeman qualify for state

Posted November 1, 2012 at 10:39 am



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The El Dorado Springs cross country team competed at the Class 2 District 7 meet in Holden on Oct. 27. The meet is a qualifier for the state meet held in Jefferson City on Nov. 3. To qualify for the state meet athletes had to place in the top 15 individually or place top two as a team. The weather was cold, but good for running. The race was on a golf course with some moderate hills. The meet featured 11 schools from southwest Missouri and the Kansas City area.

The meet got started with the varsity girls race. The race featured 42 girls all with hopes of going to state. Everyone was excited and determined to have their best performance at the end of the year. Hannah Bruggeman and Tessa Durnell were both able to continue their season by running well and placing in the top 15.

Hannah has qualified to state three times in cross country. Hannah had a great race and looked like an elite runner on Saturday. Hannah has a goal of earning All-State (Top 25) at the state meet this year and showed Saturday that she is in great position to achieve that.

Freshman Tessa Durnell is a newcomer to cross country this year. Tessa ran a tough and gutsy race. She has been having hip trouble and was definitely in pain on Saturday. Tessa pushed through and finished well despite her injury. She has the potential to be All-State on Saturday if she is healthy.

The ElDo girls finished in the following order: Hannah Bruggeman (Sr.)-4th/20:47, Tessa Durnell (Fr.)-15th/21:49, Katie Bruggeman (So.)-27th/24:26, Liz Clark (Sr.)-29th/24:33, Ashley Brown(So.)-34th/25:55 and Hannah Kruckenberg (Fr.)-41st/28:56.

The girls did a great job at sticking to the race plan and giving 100% effort. The team had hopes of finishing in 2nd place but fell just short of their goal. The coaches could not be more satisfied with the season the girls have had. These girls have a bright future individually and as a team.

The boys race consisted of 57 boys. The district was stacked with 3 the top 10 teams from last year’s state meet. The boys had hopes of finishing 4th and possibly qualifying a couple individuals. The competition turned out to be too tough for the boys to qualify, but they had some great times and gained a good amount of experience for the following years. The boys do not graduate anyone and are mostly made of freshmen and sophomores. The boys knew going into the meet that their best chance to qualify would come next year. The boys had personal goals they wanted to achieve and most of those were met.

The boys finished in the following order: Tommy Cornejo (Fr.)-21st/18:39, Richard Lyness (So.)-25th/18:55, Jakob Boleyn (So.)-28th/19:19, Ronnie Bohrer (Fr.)-31st/19:44, Josh Girven (Jr.)-41st/20:35, Landon Mays (Fr.)-52nd/22:43 and Kyle Robertson (Jr.)-56th/24:03.

The boys have done a great job learning and improving all year. This boys team has unlimited potential for years to come as long as they continue to work hard and stay focused.

Saturday also featured an open race for athletes not running in the varsity races. ElDo was represented by Middle Schoolers Tyler Goatley, Wyatt Cartwright, Chris Reddick and Ashley Knoll. Freshman Ryan Johnson also ran the race for ElDo. The race was made up of anyone of any age that wanted to run.

Tyler Goatley ran great and ended up winning the entire race as an 8th grader. Tyler ran a time of 19:19 which would have been competitive in the varsity race. Chris and Wyatt did a great job working together and running their best race of the year. Ashley Knoll was the 3rd girl to finish as a 7th grader. Ashley has turned into a great runner and will only get better. Ryan Johnson ran his best time of the season. Ryan is one of the hardest workers on the team and it is exciting to see him improve throughout the season.

The state meet will take place Saturday, Nov. 3, at Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City. The meet will feature the very best runners from all over the state and from all class sizes. The girls Class 2 race will take place at 12:25. The cost to attend the race is $7 and children under six are free.

Tessa and Hannah would love all the support they can get as they represent our town and school in the state meet.

If you have any questions about the race, call the athletic directors office at (417) 876-3112 or email Coach Josh sSmith at jsmith@mail.eldo.k12.mo.us.

with some moderate hills. The meet featured 11 schools from southwest Missouri and the Kansas City area.

The meet got started with the varsity girls race. The race featured 42 girls all with hopes of going to state. Everyone was excited and determined to have their best performance at the end of the year. Hannah Bruggeman and Tessa Durnell were both able to continue their season by running well and placing in the top 15.

Hannah has qualified to state three times in cross country. Hannah had a great race and looked like an elite runner on Saturday. Hannah has a goal of earning All-State (Top 25) at the state meet this year and showed Saturday that she is in great position to achieve that.

Freshman Tessa Durnell is a newcomer to cross country this year. Tessa ran a tough and gutsy race. She has been having hip trouble and was definitely in pain on Saturday. Tessa pushed through and finished well despite her injury. She has the potential to be All-State on Saturday if she is healthy.

The ElDo girls finished in the following order: Hannah Bruggeman (Sr.)-4th/20:47, Tessa Durnell (Fr.)-15th/21:49, Katie Bruggeman (So.)-27th/24:26, Liz Clark (Sr.)-29th/24:33, Ashley Brown(So.)-34th/25:55 and Hannah Kruckenberg (Fr.)-41st/28:56.

The girls did a great job at sticking to the race plan and giving 100% effort. The team had hopes of finishing in 2nd place but fell just short of their goal. The coaches could not be more satisfied with the season the girls have had. These girls have a bright future individually and as a team.

The boys race consisted of 57 boys. The district was stacked with 3 the top 10 teams from last year’s state meet. The boys had hopes of finishing 4th and possibly qualifying a couple individuals. The competition turned out to be too tough for the boys to qualify, but they had some great times and gained a good amount of experience for the following years. The boys do not graduate anyone and are mostly made of freshmen and sophomores. The boys knew going into the meet that their best chance to qualify would come next year. The boys had personal goals they wanted to achieve and most of those were met.

The boys finished in the following order: Tommy Cornejo (Fr.)-21st/18:39, Richard Lyness (So.)-25th/18:55, Jakob Boleyn (So.)-28th/19:19, Ronnie Bohrer (Fr.)-31st/19:44, Josh Girven (Jr.)-41st/20:35, Landon Mays (Fr.)-52nd/22:43 and Kyle Robertson (Jr.)-56th/24:03.

The boys have done a great job learning and improving all year. This boys team has unlimited potential for years to come as long as they continue to work hard and stay focused.

Saturday also featured an open race for athletes not running in the varsity races. ElDo was represented by Middle Schoolers Tyler Goatley, Wyatt Cartwright, Chris Reddick and Ashley Knoll. Freshman Ryan Johnson also ran the race for ElDo. The race was made up of anyone of any age that wanted to run.

Tyler Goatley ran great and ended up winning the entire race as an 8th grader. Tyler ran a time of 19:19 which would have been competitive in the varsity race. Chris and Wyatt did a great job working together and running their best race of the year. Ashley Knoll was the 3rd girl to finish as a 7th grader. Ashley has turned into a great runner and will only get better. Ryan Johnson ran his best time of the season. Ryan is one of the hardest workers on the team and it is exciting to see him improve throughout the season.

The state meet will take place Saturday, Nov. 3, at Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City. The meet will feature the very best runners from all over the state and from all class sizes. The girls Class 2 race will take place at 12:25. The cost to attend the race is $7 and children under six are free.

Tessa and Hannah would love all the support they can get as they represent our town and school in the state meet.

If you have any questions about the race, call the athletic directors office at (417) 876-3112 or email Coach Josh sSmith at jsmith@mail.eldo.k12.mo.us.

STATE QUALIFERS – Tessa Durnell (left) and Hannah Bruggeman.