Dewey Molenda and Miranda Tenove paced the Gardner Edgerton High School effort at the Turner Invitational, Sept, 12.
The boys placed second and the girls took fifth place in the team standings. Derby swept both divisions of the meet on a hot, humid day in Kansas City, Kan.
“Overall, I was pleased with the effort,” said coach Larry Ward. “We had a quick turnaround from our Saturday meet and the kids responded pretty well.”
On the boys  side, Molenda made his mark with a third place 5K time of 18:12.  Right behind came Arron Scott with a fourth place time of 18:31 and Omar Quintana remained consistent recording a 13th place finish in 19:07.  Justin Wilde was 15th in 19:19 and Chris Kreiser took 25th in 20:25.  Tim Ward continued to improve posting a 31st place time of 20:48 and Tim Visos-Ely was 34th in 20:57.
Meanwhile, the girls were led by Tenove who covered the rugged 4K course in a 13th place time of 19:03. McKenzie Scroggin claimed 16th in 19:23 and Aly Daniels took 17th in 19:35. McKenzie Douglass was 31rst in 21:21 and Sierra Coen was 33rd in 21:31. Lindsey Plank finished 34th in  21:46.
Next comes the Jayhawk Invitational, Sept. 22 on the Rim Rock course in Lawrence. The Blazers are in the Crimson division and will start competing approximately at 10 a.m.