The boys’ team had some big personal bests as they won the Western Indiana Conference Title for the first time since 2012. Cross Country now has nine conference titles since joining the WIC in 1999. The team took advantage of the flat course and ran some great times. Leading the Eagles were Wyatt Wyman in 2nd, Marino Dolph 5th and Jackson McPheeters 6th. All three were All-Conference. The Eagles placed three runners in the top six spots and the fourth man, Timmy Kilburn, placed 20th with a twenty-two second personal best. Another individual who stepped up for the Eagles was Jordan Dolph. The Senior stepped up for the Eagles and Placed 29th overall with a thirty-three second improvement. He passed four or five runners over the last 400 Meters.
The boys’ cross country team now moves on to the state series, which will be run at Eagle Park for the next three weekends. The boys run at 10:30 a.m. on October 7.
The girls’ team improved on their overall team position from last year by five spots. The girls’ team placed fifth overall and had another strong run from their top two athletes. Eme Koester placed 6th and Anna Fleetwood placed 10th. Both earned All-Conference spots. As the runners start to back off of the work-outs at the end of the season, look for the girls to start dropping even more time.
The girls’ cross country team also moves on to the state series, which will be run at Eagle Park for the next three weekends. The girls run at 11:15 a.m. on October 7.
Next Meet: IHSAA Sectional at Eagle Park Oct. 7th (Boys 10:30 a.m. and Girls 11:15 a.m.)