*photo by Matt Difanis
While Saturday was one of those days where you just want to hibernate all day, it must have also been a great day for running.
Who wouldn’t think that overcast skies, a cool breeze and a constant cold drizzle falling during the whole meet at Parkside would be awesome?
Well, the MSJHS cross country runners stepped up to the conditions of the muddy course and did not let the weather conditions stand in their way. As a team, the Bulldogs ran extremely well, with both teams finishing 9th out of the 49 teams represented. A lot of the runners even hit some personal record times.
Here is a snapshot of the results:
Girls’ Varsity Runners in the top 50 (Out of 304 runners):
Ava Boyd 12:53, 40th
Durbin Thomas 12:53, 41st
Ella Scott 12:57, 44th
Boys’ Varsity Runners in the top 50 (Out 328 runners):
Gabe Difanis 11:33, 23rd
Gage Williams 11:46, 33rd
Hayden Grotelueschen 11:54, 43rd
Girls’ Open Race Runners in the top 50 (Out of 499 runners)
Avah Turner, 13:44, 19th
Reese Gallier 13:55, 24th
Ava Jansen 14:01 30th
Boys’ Open Race Runners in the top 50 (Out of 650 runners)
Mitchell McAnally 12:17, 5th
Ty Clark 12:30, 16th
Camden Heinold 12:48, 30th
Chris Perry 12:50, 32nd
Davin Tietz 13:00, 38th