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Frontier Academy High School Varsity Cross Country finishes 13th place

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Portland

Saturday, September 30, 2017

12:00 AM

Place

13

Points

329

Meet Recap

The Wolverines made their way to the Pacific Northwest for their yearly out of state meet. This years team chose to attend the Nike Portland XC Invite in Portland, Oregon. These trips end up being more than just a chance to compete in a new place as many times they become memories that the athletes remember most about high school. The team was blessed for the experience and the chance to visit Oregon with fairly nice weather the whole time.

Now onto the meet as Frontier Academy was one of 154 teams and over 5000 athletes at the meet. On the day Frontier Academy competed in seven different races.

The racing began with seven girls competing in the Division 3 varsity race. The girls team set the tone early with five girls setting new PR’s in the race. The first girl across the line for the Wolverines was Sophomore Aaliyannah Hubert-Combs in 22:49. She was followed less than 20 seconds later by Sophomore Therali Merry in 23:05. The third finisher for the Wolverines and the best kick of the day was Sophomore Haylee Kramer sprinting all the way to the end to dip under 24 minutes in 23:59. Scoring was rounded out by Sophomore Kaylee Howell (24:28) and Senior Krista McAllister (24:47) both setting PR’s. The team finished 28th place overall.

The Division 2 girls followed the Division 3 girls. The girls were led by Sophomore Sami Angus running a new PR of 20:34 and finishing in the Top 50. Just missing a top 50 finisher medal was Sophomore Julia Brown running a PR of 21:04. Third across the line for the Wolverines was Junior Aleigha Street in 21:43. Team scoring was closed out by Freshman Emma Murphy (22:09) and Sophomore Sarah Ellis (22:11). Their times were both PR’s as they worked together the entire race to push each other to new heights. The girls placed 13th overall.

The next team to race for Frontier Academy was the Division 1 boys. The team was led with a standout performance and a huge PR by Senior David Garcia in 16:44. His time was good enough for 37th. David showed great tenacity over the last mile to earn his place. Second runner for the Wolverines was Sophomore Jaden Davis with another sub 17 performance in 16:51. In his first Varsity action of the season Junior Jesse Hayward ran a personal best of 17:24. After Jesse team scoring was quickly closed by the outstanding performances of Junior Keegan Wiles in 17:34 and Senior Jayden Howell in 17:45. They were followed closely by Freshman Baylor Lewis running 17:50. The times from the last three were all good enough for PR’s. The boys team was 19th overall.

The last team race of the day was the Boys JV Championships. Running in cooler temperatures and a slight rain the boys finished the day for the Wolverines in style. They were led by Senior Brenden Worley continuing to set new records for himself this time dipping under 18 minutes and running a time of 17:45. Not far off Brenden was Freshman Seth Gutierrez running a huge PR of 18:03. They were then followed with a pack of three runners Sophomore Cory Shea (18:51), Freshman Bert Daniel (18:52), and Senior Beau Shenkenberg (18:54), with them the boys finished 24th. Also in the race running a new PR was Sophomore Adian Frey who finished in 19:25.

Frontier Academy also had three athlete compete in races as individuals. Junior Peyton Meyer returned to competition by running a 3K. She steadily moved up in the race and was able to finish in third place in a time of 13:22. It was great to see Peyton back competing for the Wolverines. Senior Hannah Ellis ran in the Danner Girls Championship race. On the day she finished 32nd in a time of 19:03. Her race was followed by the Danner Championship Boys race. Senior Levi Chambers was able to compete in the race and ran a time of 16:24 which was good enough for 46th.

The Wolverines gained some very valuable race experiences this weekend by taking on competition more competitive than what they will see the rest of the season. They will take this experience into “Championship Season” starting this next weekend with the League Meet in Estes Park.

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Frontier Academy High School
13
329
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