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Cross Country Recap

September 21, 2018

Cross Country Recap August 27 - September 20

By Jasmine Stinson and Kendra Paasch

 With 9 boys, 8 girls, and 1 student manager out for cross country, coaches Meghan Schneider and Tony Mitzel feel their team has room to grow.

            The athletes include seniors Haley Chambliess, Jaineily Ortiz, Jake Harriger and Marcos Osorio; juniors Kailey Pena, Payton Schiller, Marina Carvajal, and Katy Figeroa; sophomores Emily Montenegro, Brandon Mitzel, Zach Paasch, John Paul Sanchez, Braden Schantz, Caleb Seymour; and freshmen Brisa Figeroa, and Edward Pena.

Monday, August 27: The team traveled to Logan View for a rewarding meet. The Cadets had three varsity medalists. Mitzel took home 8th place, Kailey Pena 9th, and Harriger 16th. The JV team also had a successful meet with Montenegro coming out with 2nd and  Carvajal 7th.

Thursday, August 30: The Cadets competed in the Wisner-Pilger Gators invitational at the Indian Trails Country Club. Mitzel had a time of 19:20 earning him second place. Mitzel, a sophomore, was a previous state qualifier. Harriger ran his way to 10th place;  Kailey Pena placed 10th and Brisa Figueroa 19th.

Thursday, September 6, The varsity Cadet runners competed in a large invitational in Arlington. Taking on nine teams, the Cadets only walked away with one medalist, Mitzel. Impressively, all Cadet participants improved their time at the meet.

Thursday, September 13, The team raced at Columbus Scotus and finished with two varsity medalists. Mitzel walked away with 12th and Kailey Pena 18th.

Thursday, September 20, The varsity runners competed at the Fort Calhoun Invitational having only one medalists, Kailey Pena 19th.

The Cadet team has a busy upcoming week with a meet on Monday, September 24 and Thursday, September 27.

Cross country varsity districts on Thursday, October 11, hold a lot of potential for the Cadet team.

Schneider sees a lot for the team, “Overall I think that the kids have a lot of potential….  Once they realize that they can do something big I think we are going to surprise some teams.”

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