Titans win Ray-Pec invite

syeagle@lsjournal.comSeptember 18, 2013 

The Lee’s Summit West girls took first place in the Raymore-Peculiar Invitational held Sept. 14.

The Titans had a team score of 73 points, ahead of Kearney in second with 81 points and St. Teresa’s Academy in third with 87 points.

“Our girls came out and had a good start to the season for their first 5K race,” Lee’s Summit West coach Jesse Griffin said. “We have suffered through some illness and small injuries throughout the past couple weeks. It took our entire team to pick each other up and they found a way to win.”

The Titans were led by senior Kennadee Williams in third place with a time of 19 minutes, 20 seconds. Senior Annika Sisson took seventh with a time of 19:42.7, followed by senior Elizabeth Nolke in 15th with a time of 20:25.1.

Sophomore Cori Persinger took 20th with a time of 20:31.9, junior Samantha Phillips finished 36th with a time of 21:02.6, freshman Ally Iseman placed 43rd with a time of 21:17 and freshman Amanda Berstresser finished 62nd with a time of 21:59.3.

Lee’s Summit North finished 12th with a team score of 327 points and were led by senior Alicia Dunton in 51st with a time of 21:29.4.

Bronco sophomore Kaylan Gasser took 60th with a time of 21:58.7, sophomore Kelley Bates finished 74th with a time of 22:25.8, freshman Maleah Ahuja took 87th with a time of 23:08.9, junior Courtney Connor placed 95th in a time of 23:32.3 and freshman Sarah Carpino took 106th with a time of 24:35.9.

The Summit Christian Academy boys took 15th as a team with a score of 409 points.

The Eagles were led by sophomore Tanner Butler in 71st with a time of 19:58. Senior Kent Weber took 85th with a time of 20:30.1, senior Joshua Willoby place d91st with a time of 20:49.8, senior Timothy Nitz finished 98th with a time of 21:07.4, senior Samual Holland placed 99th with a time of 21:08.6, senior Clayton Gregg took 103rd with a time of 21:35.5 and freshman Caleb Dreyer placed 106th with a time of 22:49.3.

Also, Summit Christian Academy senior Erin Brownlee took 78th in the girls’ race with a time of 22:33.

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