Baldwin City The Free State girls and Baldwin boys cross country teams won their respective titles at the Baldwin Invitational. Free State scored 49 points to defeat Shawnee Mission East (65) and Baldwin (67) on the girls' side. The Baldwin boys scored 51 points to hold off Washburn Rural (69) and Topeka West (74).
"They did a very nice job today," Free State coach Steve Heffernan said. "We didn't run as well as we have in the past couple of weeks, but that's going to happen in a high school season. It was a nice meet overall for us."
Free State senior Kyra Kilwein led the Firebirds, as she placed second in the race to Washburn Rural's Avery Clifton.
The Bulldogs' top runner was sophomore Tony Weiss, who won in a time of 16:31.36.
The Free State boys placed fifth as a team with 107 points. Their lead runner was sophomore Logan Sloan, who finished third in the 5-kilometer race.