The thought of “We, US, Team” was racing through the minds of the Cedar Springs Girls Cross Country team as they ran Wednesday night. This was it, the OK BLUE Conference Championship. A first place victory would result in the team having the amazing achievement of conference title two years in a row. They did just that, winning by a lengthy gap over second place Sparta.
There were some outstanding performances by the girls. Sophomore Katie Weiler won the meet overall with a time of 18:53. Also contributing was sophomore Amanda Balczak (3rd) with a time of 19:33, senior Jessica Titus (7th) with a time of 20:23, sophomore Sommer VanDyke (15th) with a time 21:05, junior Kayla Ovokaitys (17th) with a time 21:07, sophomore Madi Phelps( 29th) with a time 21:57 and sophomore Christina Dean (30th) with a 21:58. In the JV race, both freshmen, Michaela Burnett and Maddie Pekrul placed in the top ten earning medals.
Congratulations to all the girl athletes and coach Jen Kahler on another great season. The girls travel to Benzie High School this weekend for Regionals.