TESCOTT — Inman’s Nicholas Martisko is expected to be one of the top cross country runners in Class 2A this year after medaling at state last year.
He gave a preview of things to come on Thursday by taking third in the Tescott Invitational.
With Nathan Bashore also medaling by taking 18th, the Teutons were third as a team.
Martisko, Bashore, Nathan Enns and Sean Smallcanyon all improved their times from last year by approximately 2 minutes. Parsons said Jacob Harris and Peter Buller also ran well in their first meets, while returnee Connor Sivils also competed.
In the girls race, IHS’ Aisjha Miles medaled by placing 17th. Tia Cole made a 3-minute improvement over last year.
Inman coach Jay Parsons was pleased for the most part.
“Regardless of whether it is their first meet of their career or not, I told the runners I wasn’t looking for any particular time and/or place,” Parsons said. “I was looking for them to compete the best they could and finish the race. My goal for them at this meet was for the new runners to find out what it is all about and see where the returning runners are in terms of their understanding and conditioning.”
• Inman Results •
• Boys •
3. Nicholas Martisko, 18:16.2
18. Nathan Bashore, 20:38.4
30. Jacob Harris, 22:25.3
31. Peter Buller, 22:42.5
43. Connor Sivils, 25:39
47. Nathan Enns, 26:25.1
48. Sean Smallcanyon, 26:26.1
• Girls •
17. Aisjha Miles, 26:20.8
21. Tia Cole, 28:02.3