Emporia, KS-These days, it is pretty much a shock if Garden City distance runner Sandra Szpott does not finish first.
On Friday, there were no surprises.
The No. 1 cross country runner dazzled again, easily finishing first at the Papa John's Invitational at Emporia State University. As a team, the Broncbusters came in eighth.
Szpott blazed past the field with a sizzling time of 18:27.82, nearly a full 30 seconds in front of Washburn's Sierra Mortensen, who finished second.
Garden City will be back in action on October 7 at Fort Hays State.