So the start of the season was upon us, and what a great start. The weather for the Cherokee Challenge was the best that we have had in years. Although we have 4 freshman out for the team, none of them raced. The sophomore race was our first test of the day. Kate Rathman ran roughly 47 seconds faster than she did last year to clock 11:54.78 to finish 3rd over all. Her time was also 3rd fastest by anyone in the state that competed. It also ties Megan Lacy's soph class record for the Challenge course. Next across the line were Angie Arnett14:24(87th), Casey Wrightson 14:48(111th), Alyssa Blackmon 15:04(123rd), Chloe Pasquarello 15:07(128th), Anna Ranalli 15:33(162nd) and Carolina Bazzen 16:22(192nd). In the Junior race Gabby Moraschi ran 13:36(60th) and Laura Marquez ran 17:32(237th). The Senior race saw some great races. Sophia Eick ran 48 seconds faster to clock 12:16.47(10th) that is also #4 all time for seniors on the course. Shannon Young had a huge drop clocking 12:39(24th) a pr on the challenge course by 1:39. Kayla Fericy ran 13:30(50th), Hayley Foglia dropped 31 seconds to run 15:29(140th). Liz Powell dropped nearly a minute to run 15:30(142nd) and Denise Overmars clocked 16:17(175th) in her first over seas competition.
All in all, this is a great start to our season. Many of the new comers got a taste of what Cross Country is all about.