Cross Country

Mason County Invitational Recap

Posted On: September 9, 2019 Posted By: Toni McKee
Last Modified On: September 10th, 2019 at 11:30 am

What a great day for running! Our Camels used what they learned in practice last week about pacing and pounded out a combined 27 Season Best times, and among those: 13 Personal Records! Our focus this week was on the math of pacing our mile splits and putting together more consistent pace to achieve our goals. While in some cases the splits may not have been as consistent as hoped, just being conscious of what the pace should feel like made a large difference in our races and pace times!

  • In the mixed JV race, Grace Moloney ran a season best placed 11th and earned a medal. Kristen Feiler continued to chop the minutes off her times and finished 19th with a PR three weeks in a row. Leah Beggs placed in the top 25 and gained more confidence in the 5K distance with a season best. Destiny Fury also finished with a season best time, as well as Ana Pohlgeers who achieved her first goal for the year. The JV girls placed 4th of 7 teams.
  • On the boys results, Joey CHaplin led the Camels with a 19th place finish, with a season best that is closing in on his PR. Oliver Wells continued to learn how to run this distance by running a season best by almost 2 minutes, and Jackson Stewart was close behind with his best time thus far. Zach Demoss, Garrett Eglian, and Braden Neiser packed in just a few places apart, all achieving season and personal best times. Next came Morgan Reynolds with a best time by minutes. Nick Turner and Brandon Robinson continued to learn the race by focusing on their splits.
  • In the Lady Camels Varsity race Olivia Holbrook shot out of the gate and worked the course to stay with the front of the pack. Her consistent focus paid off with a 4th place finish and personal record time of 19:30. Emilie Zengel placed 12th and pulled in another personal best and beating her goal by 52 seconds. Kylie Little finally got to knock the rust off her wheels with the healthy 5k and solid splits. She placed 26th overall. Just 7 seconds behind and in 30th place, Kaitlyn Strange beat her goal by 53 seconds and also achieved a personal record. Wrapping up the scoring top 5, Savannah Krift finished with a season best, and just two seconds away from a personal record. Emme Hogle and Sophie Loesch also finished close together trading off throughout the race. With a 1-5 split of 3:12, The girls placed 3rd of 17 teams, and at this point sit high in the rankings of our regional teams.
  • In the boys varsity race, Personal records were hot to be set, and many of the boys finished within just a few seconds of their PRs. Noah Slone focused on more controlled and even splits, missing his PR by just two seconds, yet over a month ahead of last year’s time. His 6th place finish was integral in the Camels’ performance for the day. Anthony Ronnebaum dropped in his miles, also running more consistent splits for a personal record by 39 seconds and finishing in 25th place. Finally breaking into the 17 minutes should bode well for our Camel pack come regional. Jordan Hartig continued his cut on time by running a season best in 35th place. Freshman Colin Grothaus smoked his previous time by nearly a minute and clenched the Camels 4th man position this week, with Adam Ruschman running a season best and not far behind as the final scoring place. Corey Robinson focused on his planned pace, and ran a PR this weekend as well. Brady Baker continued the Freshman tradition by also dropping nearly a minute from his season best and rounded out the top 7 for the Camels. Ethan Schwalbach and Josh Yang finally broke through their barriers and dropped personal records this weekend as well. Overall the boys had a 1-5 split of 1:46, and placed 4th of 23 teams. Our goals of packing together and running smart miles are consistently moving the Camels forward. We are closing the gap on regional competition each week and look forward to achieving our goal of qualifying for state.

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