The Camels had a very exciting and competitive night of racing at the Campbell County Cross Country Champioships Tuesday night! This meet is special in that it combines both boys’ and girls’ top seven to score as a school. The Camels definitely ran with purpose last night based on our goals and knowing where we needed to score. We placed second in a tie that had to be broken with an unprecedented 8th runner. Adam Ruschman’s 11th place finish in the boys race was the ultimate deciding factor against Brossart! As a team, most times were 20-seconds slower than our season bests, which is a strong finish on this course. We cannot entirely compare times from course to course since all are different, but being that close to season times meant for a successful night. It was our pack running that made the difference.
The Lady Camels set the stage for our team place with 3 runners in the top 10. Olivia Holbrook fought a close battle the entire race and took second, with Emilie Zengel pulling in 6th. Kylie Little attacked the course and placed 9th, while Kaitlyn Strange and Savannah Krift ran tandem in 11th and 12th to give us a top 5 all in the front of the race. Noel Slone took her first steps back into the mix with a healthy race placing 19th, and Emma Hogle followed suit with 26th. Our top 7 boasted a 1-5 split of 2:33, our best yet. This is just further proof that focus on consistency will set us up as major contenders!
In the boys race, the pack mentality was evident as they boasted their best 1-5 split at 1:17. Noah Slone worked the front pack with vigor and determination, finishing 3rd and leading the way for the Camels. Anthony Ronnebaum was the next Camel to roll through, placing 6th and earning an award t-shirt for his Senior Champs race. Freshman Colin Grothaus continued his varsity improvement, claiming the 3 spot for the varsity Camels in 8th place. Adam Ruschman pushed through a pack to place 11th, and David Howard rounded out the top 5 in 13th place. Brady Baker was 6th for the Camels and placed 18th, while Corey Robinson continued his focus on consistency in 24th place. One additional highlight was Brandon Robinson setting a new personal record tonight in his race!
Congratulations on an exciting night of racing! Next up, Centerville Saturday Night Lights on September 21.
Toni is the Cross Country and girls Track & Field coach.
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