Watson Captures Another First

Watson Captures 
Another First
Bradley Watson was on top of his game again last Tuesday night as the Warsaw R-9 school district’s cross country teams made the trek to Stockton and he captured his second straight first place finish in the middle school division with a time of 10:10.  Watson was pushed nearing the end of the race, but held on to nip the next three runners who turned in times of 10:11, 10:13 and 10:25, respectively.  
“It wasn’t an easy race for Bradley,” coach Ehren Banfield said.  “He had to fight back-and-forth with several runners to edge them out at the end.”
In the eighth grade, Warsaw’s Jaxson Deckard finished in 12:33, Elijah Long turned in a 14:03 and Emma Binnie crossed the finish line in 21:06.
On the seventh grade side, Malachi Kellner turned in a 13:41 and he was followed closely behind by Henry Breshears with a 13:42.  Christian Culbertson finished in 14:12 and Kaleb Kellner, Brayden Henderson and Eliana Jensen turned in times of 15:11, 16:36 and 18:51. 
The middle school division, all runners competed on a shortened, 1.5 mile course.
For the high school team, all runners took on the 3.1 mile course.
Warsaw’s Alyssa Alcantara and Natalie Johnson, who have seemed to give the Cats a formidable 1-2 punch in any girl’s field, both placed again.  Alcantara claimed fourth overall with a time of 22:43 and Johnson took 13th with a time of 24:48.
From the boy’s field, the Wildcats captured another medal when George Montez took home an eleventh place finish with a time of 19:14.  Calvin Long also finished the race with a time of 24:20.