Boys Middle School Cross Country · Boys Middle School Cross Country finishes 6th place at Hhc

  Place Points
New Castle High School 6th 159

Pendleton’s Coggins edged out Greenfield Central’s Moles for the individual victory, but it was defending champion Greenfield Central who took the team honors again this year. They won convincingly with just 37 points and all five of their scoring runners earning Hhc honors. Jaykwan Guerrero and Gavin Frazier were only 5 and 6 seconds away from the honors, finishing 17th and 18th respectively. Bradley Henderson, Logan Slinker, and Marshall Snell rounded out the team’s scoring. While most of the team showed just a few seconds of improvement on the home course from their last race there, Marshall dropped an impressive 44 seconds to be the team’s fifth finishing member for the first time.
In the Open race, Colton Lawson showed great tenacity in going out strong from the beginning despite dealing with extreme chest pains in the last meet, which forced him to a brief walk to regain his breathing at that meet. He placed seventh overall in the open race today, and his time would have put him 48th in the varsity race, ahead of three of his teammates. ” Colton was already listed to run varsity on Wednesday, but the chest pain was still a concern for today. He is cleared to run, and this race showed he is is capable of making a big breakthrough at the end of the season like he did last year. Others having some great drops in times included Sam Brewster and Sam Mathis, who have finished very close together in most all of the meets. They did the same today with identical times. The difference today was they seem to push each other harder instead of relaxing into a pace. They had huge drops for this course , and it was definitely their best races. Congratulations to the others who showed improvement or were able to push themselves a little more today. For those who struggled with a difficult day, they are reminded that the next meet is an entirely new opportunity. We have seen several cases where a runner has an off day, only to come back the next race with his or her best race. For many this was a struggle today, but they had shown improvement for so many races in a row that it is hard to see gains every time. It’s unfortunate that it hit at Conference, but we have our largest race to end our official racing season this Wednesday.”
The team races in the eighteen team field at Pendleton Wednesday.