WFHS Cross Country
Head Coach: Ryan Hahn
Assistant Coaches: Jessica Bailey , Angie Cameron
West Franklin Falcon
Cross Country 2022-2023
Sept. 3rd @ Silver Lake 9:30 AM
Sept. 10th @ Wamego 9:00AM
Sept. 15th @ Wellsville 4:00 PM
Sept. 22nd @ Camp Chippewa (WF) 16:00
Sept. 24th @ Rim Rock 11:45 AM
Sept. 29th @ Central Heights 3:50 PM
Oct. 6th @ Osage City 4:00 PM
Oct. 13th League @ Osage City 4:00 PM
Oct. 22nd Regional @ TBD TBA
Oct. 29th State @ Rim Rock TBA
October 29th State Results
History has been made once again as the Kansas State 3A Cross Country Championships. The West Franklin Boys Cross Country Team lined up against 12 of the top schools in the state, and left as the fourth best school in 3A for the 2022 season.
Hunter Bailey and Kyle Haner led the charge in their typical fashion with finishes in the top 30. Josh Foster and Lucas Hassler finished 44th and 46th. Josh set a new personal best and found himself as the 8th best freshman in the state on that day. Martir Caceres-Ramos was the fifth West Franklin runner, finishing in 75th place to round out the team score at 157 points. The Falcons found themselves a mere two points from a 3rd place team finish and the plaque that they had been eyeing all season.
It’s hard to believe that such a high finish would have regrets on so many faces. After learning of the score, many of the boys were analyzing their race, looking for some way that they could have passed a few more people. That said, they soon began to enjoy the historical moment. It was still an incredible day to be remembered by each member of this incredible team, that has earned every bit of their success.
This was the final cross country race of high school for seniors Kyle Haner and Martir Caceres-Ramos. The seniors on this team have been a part of the two highest state finishes in school history. First was their 2021 season with its 6th place finish, and this 2022 season with 4th. No doubt they have contributed tremendously to this program, and they will be missed.
High School Boys (Team 4th): Hunter Bailey (24th), Kyle Haner (28th), Josh Foster (44th), Lucas Hassler (46th), Martir Caceres-Ramos (75th), Andrew Patterson (87th), Coy Link (94th)