Apparently when the temperature drops forty degrees in three days, Camel respond well! This week in the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference meet we had 11 of our 18 runners hit season best times, as well as personal bests.
The girls had to hustle to the start this week, but even with a lack of our normal warm up were able to fly out of the gates! Our 1-5 split was cut in half from last week at a 3:18. Still not our best, but getting back to where we should be for this time of year. Allie Franzen charged the course this week and attacked the hills to hit a personal best time of 20:06. This helped her to finish 11th overall. Kylie Little pushed through to 13th place and Noel Slone dropped a personal best time of 21:34, pulling in the 26th place. Sophie Loesch followed suit with a personal best of 23:14 and placed 53rd. She is just tapping on 22’s door and is sure to make that drop before the end of the season. Emma Hogle was close behind in 55th place rounding out the scoring Camels. Savannah Krift fought hard to complete her first race in two meets and finished in 62nd place. Brianna Stadtmiller (26:20) and Kristen Feiler (30:17) both crushed their personal best times. Overall the Lady Camels fought hard to overcome the absence of two of our usual top 5 and finished 8th of 10 teams.
In the boys race, our 1-5 split sat at a 2:31. This is still not our best, but pulling in six personal bests shows we are heading in the right direction. Noah Slone led the Camels by finishing 6th this week and running a personal best time of 16:47. Jordan Hartig also ran a personal best at 17:12, finishing 16th. Adam Ruschman crushed his previous personal best time by running a 17:55 and claimed the Camels 3-spot with at 41st place finish. Anthony Ronnebaum started off hard and finished in 18:43 in 60th, and David Howard grabbed the Camels 5-spot with a 19:19 and 73rd place finish. Trenen Lowther moved up the ranks this week as our 6th Camel in 76th place, and Corey Robinson finished in 78th. Ethan Schwalbach (20:16), Joey Chaplin (20:18), and Josh Yang (20:32) all ran personal bests and wrapped up our conference competition. Overall the boys fought to overcome the absence of some key runners and placed 7th of 9 teams.