Boys Varsity Cross Country
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- Game Date
- Aug 25, 2021
Very hot and humid. No wind.
We haven’t run at the very tough (rivals Branstrom) Hesperia course in close to 8 years so this was a new experience for all of our runners. Due to the high temperatures we tried to run most of the race at tempo effort to avoid any heat issues. The kids did a pretty good job with that and still performed well.
Taylor Mater (Sr) led the girls in their first official race of the season placing 3rd. Taava Johnson (Sr) placed 7th with steady running. Underclassmen Elise Pfeiffer-23rd (So), Rachel Maddox-25th (Fr), and Lauren O’Malley-35th(So) rounded out our top 5. Haley Spangler was our other varsity finisher. The girls team young and inexperienced so we are excited to see them grow over the course of the season. Girls in the top 25 earned medals. The girls placed 3rd with 84 pts.
The boys team is also quite young and inexperienced with some strong upperclassmen just like the girls. 3 Seniors led the way for the team, Conor Somers 1st, Gavin Schuler 3rd, and Brennan Schuler 8th. The future of the program packed it up with freshmen Gabe Jones 17th, Carter Sherman 19th, and Cole Lowery 20th. Johnny Christensen (So) rounded out our top seven, and Blake Taylor (Fr) earned a medal by placing in the top 25. The boys placed 2nd with 45 pts.
The boys and girls have some time gaps they need to cut down and I am seeing some great work ethic in the younger runners, so we hope to see those gaps close up a little over the season.
Full results can be found here - https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/191768/results