Eudora Invitational Thursday
Heading into Thursday's Eudora Invitational, the Cardinals are definitely in a position to make some noise.
Eudora ran at a pair of meets last week and fared well in each. Sean Mullis led the Cardinals in races at both Anderson County and Gardner-Edgerton.
He finished 18th at Gardner with a time of 19:56 and 31st at the Anderson County meet.
Others who came through with strong showings were Jeff Jones, who ran what coach Paul Boone called his breakthrough race with in Anderson County when he finished 45th with a time of 20:17.
James Barr was 42nd, while Daniel Chrislip was 56th and Austin Roberts and Ian Mater finished 62nd and 64th, respectively.
Meanwhile, the girls team had two medalists in Gardner. Jill Abel finished 12th with a time of 14:33 in the 3,200-meter course, while Estelle Montgomery was 15th with a time of 15:44.
Sarah Katzfey took 25th, while Carolyn Jones was 29th and Melissa Steel 34th.
"Gardner has a true cross country course," Boone said. "It is fun to run on although it is the opposite of our course."
That doesn't mean Boone doesn't expect big things from the Cardinals at their home meet.
The early-season training regimen and the meets they have taken part in thus far have prepared them to be competitive on Thursday, he said.