KEARNEY – With a Cowboy Jamboree to attend this weekend, the McCool Junction Mustangs didn't run all their top athletes at Monday's UNK Invitational.
Yet they still delivered some highlights as sophomore Preston Cole earned a medal on this state championship home course.
Cole placed 17th among the Class D boys by posting a time of 18:29.2.
“He ran an excellent race! Preston ran strong throughout the race and had a nice burst down the final straightaway,” coach Ryan Underwood observed. “His time was 48.3 seconds faster than his time at the UNK meet last year.”
The Mustang boys finished 18th overall (287 points) among 25 Class D teams recording scores. Their other leading runners were senior Caleb Stutzman (96th/21:37.3) and freshman Gaje Petroshus (140th/23:19.4).
The McCool Junction girls did not record a team score. Both they and the top Mustang boys are getting for Saturday's Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla.