The weather for the varsity girls race was mild pleasant as the girls stepped up to the line. Our hope this week was to stay close to our times from the past two weeks to continue our plateau before we drop at region. On a fairly hilly course, the ladies responded well and maintained those times. Sidney Reagor ran an extremely competitive race with a pack of tough runners that continued to jockey for position right up through the finish line. Her 4th place conference finish was a strong showing this close to the regional meet. Noel Slone (30), Savannah Krift (33) and Devan Carrigan (39) packed it up tight to finish with a 59 second split, showing great focus and intensity in a large race. Josie Daffron, Madeline Feiler, Sam Schultz, and Sarah Reynolds also pushed to even times and hit the hills with intensity and fire. Overall the Lady Camels placed 6th of 9 scoring teams, and would have been 5th in regional competition. Gaining that state qualifying position is within our grasp.
In the boys varsity race, Christian continues to hold to his range of times and fought a tough pack of Colonels and Cougars to reign in a solid 4th place finish. Noah Slone (21) and Jordan Hartig (31) finished only 19 seconds apart, and Colton Conroy (41) came in 39 seconds later. Anthony Ronnnebaum (61) rounded out the Camels top five, with Corey Robinson (66) and Adam Ruschman (68) rolling in close behind. Ethan Schwalbach (74) and Philip Waymeyer (75) crossed the line at almost exactly the same time and Noah Franzen (80) closed the gate on the Camel varsity team. The Camels ended with a 5/10 place finish in one of the most competitive and compact conference races in years. We have a strong and tight pack of Camels, and if we push that pack up just a bit in the race, we will easily send an entire team to the state line.
Toni is the Cross Country and girls Track & Field coach.
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