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Girls cross country takes 4th at conference

Varsity Runners Larissa McGrath and Annalise Elliot. Courtesy photo.

The Varsity Girls Cross Country Team finished a strong 4th place finish at their final conference meet held at Riverside Park on October 19. Their top two runners placed All-Conference. Annalise Elliot slid into the 7th place, moving up consistently throughout the races. Larissa McGrath placed 11th overall after having a tough first half of the race but never gave up and pushed through the second half to earn her spot.  All Ladd (27th) had a strong race for herself, keeping a big pack behind her and trying to move up and close some gaps.  Next, we had Molly Bently (31st) who had a really strong race for herself and looked smooth and relaxed through the entire race.  Madison Golliver (40th) and Izzy VanDusen (41st) worked really well together to help push each other as they did their best to keep the gaps small.  Kaitlyn Brown (45th) finished strong to round out the varsity squad.  

Coach Melinda Stressman said, “I thought we managed pretty well and competed with goals and a purpose in mind. Championship meets are always going to go out fast and aggressive, especially on courses like Riverside Park. The key is to stay relaxed and trust in the training and embrace the process.  We have to not overthink and just run and we were better at that for this final championship meet.  I’m very proud of these girls and stoked to see them compete in these final meets this season. We had two ladies finish All Conference and I know more of them can be up there to earn those spots.”  

The JV Girls Cross Country Team finished 2nd place overall in their final conference meet. Hannah Reed (2nd) led the team out on the course, having a very strong race and her season best. Next, was Addyson Brown (6th), who gave a great effort and moved up through some packs to try and keep the gap small.  Kaisa Maki (9th) started the race smart and moved up a lot in the last half to be right where she needed to be.  Addison Wood (14th) ran and looked strong throughout the meet.  Next was Emily Hoort (17th) who also started smart and ran stronger every mile she hit.  Reagan Viau (23rd) ,Maidson Viau (25th) and Allie Teuscheur (30th) rounded out the JV squad.  

“Our JV team really stepped up today and showed a lot of improvements as a whole, which is pretty exciting to see, especially from a pretty young team,” said Coach Melinda Stressman. “They ran great and all finished in great spots!”

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