September 26, 2019
Despite missing our top boy runner, our boys team managed to place 5th, and our runners earned two medals and a ribbon and earned ten personal best times!
Our girls JV got things started this afternoon. Amy, in her first 5000 meter race, ran well to lead our JV girls. Amanda, also running her first 5000 meter race, struggled a bit but finished her race. Salma, suffering from some shin splints, finished things up for our JV girls.
Our girls varsity was next up. Katie, still feeling a quad injury courtesy of the evil mud at Milaca, had to drop out after just a few minutes. Margo carried on, moving up the second half of the race, and finishing with a flourish to earn 3rd place by a tenth of a second, earning a medal for her efforts. Cara was our second runner across, running her second best 5000 meter race. Izzy Q., returning from her stress reaction, ran with a smile on her face and enjoyed being out there again. Skylar and Izzy G. ran side by side the entire race, finishing a few tenths of a second apart. Mari was not far behind to wrap things up for our varsity girls.
Our varsity boys were next, definitely missing Henry S., still nursing a sore hamstring, suffered in the mud of Milaca. In his absence, Isak led our boys, running a strong second half to move up to 3rd place, earning a medal, running a personal best time, and moving up to 12th place all time. Cullen ran well, just a few seconds from his personal best time. Peter was also just a few seconds from his best time. Evan improved on his best time by ten seconds. Ben, called on to run varsity, improved his best time by 33 seconds, finishing just a few seconds behind Evan. Liam, in his first varsity effort, improved his time from last week by well over a minute! Eddie, running as our replacement Snider, improved his personal best time. The boys team earned 5th place, a strong showing among a field consisting mostly of much larger schools.
Next up were our JV boys. Henry G. hurt his foot during the race and wisely stopped. But Noah carried on and improved his personal best time by almost 40 seconds! our middle school group wrapped up the day for us. Zain led our middle school boys, with Henry Schw. and Joey close behind. Eilam improved his best 2500 meter time by almost 40 seconds! Boyd wrapped things up for the boys. Teagan led our girls, finishing in 6th place and earning a ribbon. Abigail kicked hard to a strong finish.