Great cross country season dampened at district
November 27, 2012Holden High School
by Dusty Chamberlain
After dominating nearly every meet they competed in, the Cross Country team went into districts hoping to do the same thing. Unfortunately, they fell short.
They came in third, one place lower than what they needed to go to state.
Four runners, however, did qualify for the state meet.
Shawn Conrad finished first at district and had an All-State performance running 17:35.96 and placing 10th
A.J. Gearhart placed 15th at district and ended up 18:53.34 placing 87th at state.
Tyler Fashpohler was 11th at district and ended up at state; 18:59.65 placing 91st
Tori Glover ; 22:15.11 placing 56th in the girls meet
When asked about his performance, Gearhart said “Knowing that I was running for myself and not for the team, I laid it on the line to attempt an All-State performance; however, I couldn’t overcome the pain when it mattered most.”
Overall, the boys’ team as a whole won seven of 11 meets they competed in.
Junior Brett Leonard was named to the All-Conference team. Senior Christian Holzer also had a good year and Brandon Clark is only a junior and definitely looking forward to his senior year. On the girls’ side, sophomore Jordan Romine had a very good year, finishing in the top 10 in several meets. Tori Glover had a very good year, making it to the state meet.
“We had a successful year, but we couldn’t pull the trigger on when it mattered”. “I have enjoyed my career here at Holden and look forward to watching the team in the future,” said Senior Shawn Conrad.
Coach Wescott said they have had a very successful year. He was very appreciative of the effort the team gave this year, especially Conrad.
“We had possibly the best boy’s runner in school history,” Wescott said of Conrad. “He had a great career.”
And that he did.