In the Lady Camels varsity race, we again saw many season best and personal records fall. In the tightest pack we have had yet, the ladies crushed their 1-5 split with a 1:35. This is the tightest split we have had in MANY years! This kind of pack will put us in regional contention without a doubt. In a race of over 393 runners, Kylie Little (20:53) and Allie Franzen (20:54) led the Lady Camels with their 60-61 back-to-back finish and Beam Kumkerd continued her PR-crushing slide with 21:11 and 77th place. After suffering an injury set-back the past two weeks, Noel Slone got back in the swing of things by running a PR of 20:05 (148). Devan Carrigan (178) ran a season best time of 22:58, missing a PR by just 3 seconds. Her drop in time closed the Camels scoring squad. Savannah Krift (222) continued her drop in time with a 23:03, and Emma Hogle (231) was hot on her heels with a 23:08 (PR). Sophie Loesch (242) continued the PR trend by running hers at 23:19, and Destine Fury ran a season best of 27:16. Overall the Lady Camels finished 12th of 47 scoring teams (58 teams were represented in the race), also beating out regional rival Simon Kenton.
In the Boys Varsity race, the Camels also pounded out many season best and personal records. We accomplished a 1-5 split of 1:48 and ran in many small packs pushing each other. Our first pack of two, Noah Slone (74) and Jordan Hartig (75) finished just .1 apart according to the time sheet (Noah 17:39.4, Jordan 17:39.5); anyone watching them fight across the line will know it was a photo finish. Anthony Ronnebaum (164) ran a season best 18:28, and Scott Snedegar (202) finished just 23 seconds behind and secured a personal record. Adam Ruschman (204) and David Howard (205) were another Camel pack to cross the line with the same time of 18:56 (PR by David!). Corey Robinson (251) also ran a PR of 19:34, followed by Trenen Lowther (261) in 19:54 (PR) and Ethan Schwalbach (258) in 20:53. Josh Yang (292) finished up the Camels team with a 21:15. It is a bit hard to judge season best and personal record times without knowing the true distance of the Mason County Course from a few weeks ago, but since we can assume it may have been a bit short, we will use some discretion. Overall the boys finished 27th of 39 represented teams.
In the Open Races, Joey Chaplin belted out a personal record in 20:33 and placing 157 out of 421 runners. Noah Franzen ran a
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