Ellsworth runners capture league

For the Ellsworth County I-R

The last time Ellsworth had a cross country team compete at the state meet was in 2008. That changed Saturday when the boys’ captured first place at the 2A regional cross country in Belleville. The win also made the team the first to be named regional champions since the Lady ‘Cats won the Ellsworth regional in 2005. Sophomore Noah Erichsen led the boys’ team with a 10 th -place finish, running 18:10. Erichsen led the pack for most of the first mile. Although he dropped back, Erichsen remained within top-10 contention, qualifying him for a run at the state meet in Wamego.

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