August 31, 2013By Nikko Dick of Emmanuel Christian School
The cross country teams competed at the Whiteford Bobcat Invitational on Tuesday, August 27th. The hot and muggy weather did not stop the runners from turning in some good times. In her first race, freshman Laura McKay, ran a personal best 26:27 and placed 4th in the freshman race. Rachel Balentine ran in the junior race and came away with a 7th place finish in a time of 28:54. The top performer on the girls side was junior, Savannah Holley. Her time of 24:30 earned her a 3rd place finish. Great job to the Lady Harriers!!
On the guys side, freshmen Chris Dick and Braden Plenzler ran their first high school race before heading to their soccer game. Chris placed 8th in the freshmen race with a time of 24:54 while Braden ran a time of 28:26 earning him the 13th spot. Sophomore Alex Vick also ran in his debut race, he turned in a time of 26:51 with a 17th place finish. Isaac Holley raced a good race finishing in 24:00 and placing 15th. Seasoned runners, Nathan Dick and Alex Newberg, had a good showing in their races as well. Nathan raced a great race and finished with the Warriors' best finish of the night. He placed 2nd in the junior race in 19:05. Alex also ran great and fought for a 4th place finish in the senior race starting his final season with a 19:36.
The teams hard work paid off with a great first race and we're looking forward to the rest of the season!