10th Straight State Appearance for Girls CC
October 27, 2013By John Davalos of Archbishop Alter High School
The Alter Lady Knights Cross Country team will make a 10th consecutive appearance at the OHSAA State Championships on Saturday, November 2nd at 11:45 at National Trails Raceway. The team will face 15 of the top CC teams in the state of Ohio after battling through the State's strongest district and regions. Out of the top five regional teams, our district placed four with the top three moving on to State.
Alex Groene led the team with an impressive season PR of 19:11, followed by Emma Schuermann with an incredible lifetime PR of 19:37 knocking 20 seconds off her season best. Maria Grilliot followed in third with Kyly Borton close behind and just seconds off her lifetime PR with a 20:08. Tiffany Ward was our fifth finisher knocking an amazing 45 seconds off her PR to finish with a 21:02, followed by Kate Bockrath and Kaylie Beech. The race was a nail biter for the fans with five teams vying for the state slots. After the results were read, Alter placed fourth ahead of Eaton by nine points and just 13 points behind Granville.
An incredible and emotional day for the Alter Lady Knights. Please come out and support the Lady Knights on Saturday, November 2nd.