WHS Jr. Camden Parkey Qualifies For 4A State CC Meet @ Wamego!

The WHS Boys Cross Country team was in action on Saturday in Chanute, at one of four, 4A Regionals taking place this weekend. The other sites included, Baldwin HS, Buhler HS, and El Dorado HS as hosts.

Running for the Crusaders – Camden Parkey, Hunter Lough, Caleb Sanders, Chilson Ybarra, Zach Kristek, and Ryan Bacon. Congratulations to Camden Parkey, who finished 13th (out of a field of 51 participants) and has qualified for the 4A State Cross Country Meet this coming Sat. Oct 31st,  in Wamego. (FAN INFO)

Here is how the Crusaders fared overall:

13th – CAMDEN PARKEY JR. 18:18.89
27th – HUNTER LOUGH SO.19:41.81
37th – CALEB SANDERS SO. 20:10.52
38th – CHILSON YBARRA SR 20:16.05
39th – RYAN BACON SO. 20:36.00
43rd – ZACH KRISTEK SR 20:56.83


Prior to Saturday’s action @ Chanute, 1st year head coach Jaedyn Ledesma-Showman, had this to say about her first year and this group of young men…

“As a first year head coach, I have learned a lot from Coach Wallace. He puts a lot of time in to get meets ready and to make sure that I have everything I need to be successful. I am so grateful for awesome assistants, Coach Wallace and Coach Green. The kids have worked so hard and I am so proud of what they did in a single season. Braeden Ybarra is out for this season- and he has been a great asset in cheering the team on and being a good leader and support system for our team. I am excited that we will have him back next year, and 4 boys back.. The future’s looking good for these young men and the coaches are so proud to have had the opportunity to be a part of this chapter of their lives!”

Good Luck Coach’s Showman, Wallace, and Green and good luck Camden Parkey @ Wamego this Saturday! Way to represent young man!

REGIONAL 4A PICS from CHANUTEtaken by and courtesy of Braeden Ybarra, Crusader (Class of 2022)

Steve Sturgis

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Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at shs74@wellington.cc or on Facebook or at any Crusader event year-round.