The Goessel High School Bluebirds went to Clearwater on Thursday and competed in a large cross-country meet. Ali Buller finished 12th in the 4-kilometer race, pacing herself at 19 minutes, 15 seconds. Freshman Kylee Unruh finished at 21:23.
For the boys, Heath Goertzen brought home his first medal of the season with a 5-kilometer race of 20:14. Davis Cook finished in 21:18, with Nathan Czarnowsky, Ben Wiens and Grant Flaming finishing under 23 minutes.
Although the temperature was 95 degrees, all the runners now have a mark to improve on as the season progresses.
Goessel will be at Hesston on Thursday.