HUTCHINSON, Kan. — For the ninth time since it was built six years ago, Hutchinson’s Westar Prairie Ridge Park will host a postseason cross country event. Buhler will host the class 4A regional this Saturday at the course located on Lucille Drive across the street from Prairie Hills Middle School.
This is the second time the course has hosted a high school regional event. The course has also hosted two NJCAA Region VI championships and numerous league meets since the course was built in 2012.
A couple of notes if you are planning to attend:
No parking will be allowed along Lucille Drive. Parking will be available at the middle school.
Those watching the event on Saturday should be aware that this is a natural prairie area and involves tall grass and animal burrows. Fans need to be aware when walking to different parts of the course.
Other area schools will also be running Saturday. Here is the schedule. Note that some of these locations are hosting multiple classes — such as Lake Afton and Cessna Activity Center — so parking may be scarce or the walk may be a long one. Be prepared.
Regional Cross Country:
6A Hutchinson @ Manhattan at Warner Park 10 a.m.
4A Buhler and Nickerson @ Buhler at Prairie Ridge Park 10 a.m.
3A Haven at Lake Afton 10:55 a.m.
2A Trinity @ Bellville at Bellville Country Club 10:30 a.m.
1A Central Christian, Pretty Prairie and Fairfield @ Wichita at Cessna Activity Center 11:15 a.m.