Girls Varsity Cross Country · Girls Varsity Cross Country finishes 8th place at WIC Meet

  Place Points
South Putnam High School 8th 163

The conditions for racing on Saturday were perfect for the WIC meet at South Putnam. The girls’ team ran first and were led again by Samara Young. Samara stuck with her usual strategy of progressively moving up over the course of the race. She was around twentieth place after the first mile and made her way up to twelfth by finish, earning her All-Conference title. Lilly Vittetow, Catherine Hodge, Sarah Jones, and Ally Menke all ran well, improving their times quite a bit from Tuesday’s meet. Together, these girls ran well enough to finish in 8th as a team.

The boys’ team also had a great meet, all running much faster than they did on the same course at the County meet on Tuesday. Austin Rumley again led the way for the boys. He was in the chase pack the entire race and finished in 4th place, earning All-Conference honors. Rounding out the scoring for the boys were Eric Hinkle, Karl Egold, Andrew Carr, and Eli Smith. The boys as a team ran to a strong 5th place finish.

Both teams will next be competing at the Sectional Meet, which is also at South Putnam, on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10:30 AM.