In the boys varsity race, the team faced 419 runners, and over 60 schools. Our finish place of 27th and a 1-5 split of 1:25 speaks to the major improvements we are seeing. Noah Slone led the Camels with an 86th place finish and Jordan Hartig was just 30 seconds behind. Anthony Ronnebaum decided to try the natural fad and threw a shoe, yet still ran a personal best time of 18:24. Scott Snedegar came in as Anthony’s wingman, also running a personal best of 18:24. Adam Ruschman and David Howard (a PR) came in one second apart and Corey Robinson rounded out the Camels with another personal record. The Camels had a tight pack and fought hard to finish in the top 30% of teams in a highly competitive race.
In the girls varsity race, Kylie Little got out hard and placed 52nd in a field of 365 runners. Allie Franzen finished in 77th, putting both Lady Camels in the top 25% of the top runners of the race. Savannah Krift continued throwing down record times and finished in 22:40, in 170th place. Noel Slone was close behind in 179, and Devan Carrigan followed up in 189. Emma Hogle and Sophie Loesch both ran times within sight of their PRs. Having five Camels in the top 50% of a multi-state, large, and competitive meet is a great feat! Overall the ladies were 18th of over 50 teams!
In the JV Boys race, Trenen Lowther slammed a personal best time of 19:28 and finished in 58th place out of 335 runners. Ethan Schwalbach followed suit with a personal best time of 20:17. Joey Chaplin stayed close to his PR, and Josh Yang and Noah Franzen followed up. Joey Price ran a PR for his second race out, as the JV Camels finished 17th of 25 scoring teams.
In the girls JV race, we also saw many season best times. Destine Fury finished well in 159th out of 228 runners. Brianna Stadtmiller focused on her mile splits and worked hard on the course. Kristen Feiler stayed within sight of her PR, and Taylar Reitman also continued to work to stay consistent. Shaylee Gray and Maddy Little pulled in the Lady Camels and led us to a team score of 20th of 33 teams.
We have many successes in this meet to celebrate as we continue to push hard. After a hard few weeks of workouts and meets, we will continue to see our performance improve. We have done well Camels, let’s keep it rolling!
Toni is the Cross Country and girls Track & Field coach.
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