Today marked the annual “City Championship” Cross Country meet at Josephine Jones Park. The meet is a nice low key midweek meet between Frontier Academy, University, Greeley West, Greeley Central, and Northridge. The meet allows for everyone in each gender to run at once which makes for a better team atmosphere.
The boys raced first on the day. Although almost all Frontier Academy athletes were running some were using the meet as part of a workout. The team was paced by the pack running of Junior Keegan Wiles, Senior Levi Chambers, Senior David Garcia, and Sophomore Jaden Davis running 19:12 to 19:13 and scoring was rounded out by Senior Brenden Worley in 19:28. There tight and controlled running was able to produce a fourth place finish on the day. Highlight of the day on the boys side goes to Senior Will Hamlett running a new PR of 26:58. Will is continuing to improve each week and his times are showing in the results.
The girls team had what quite possibly has been there best meet of the year to date. Running with tenacity the girls competed from the first girl to the last girl. Many athletes were continuing to push the pace as the race continued in competing to beat every girl around them. Leading the charge with a fifth place finish and a new PR of 21:26 was Junior Aleigha Street. She was followed by three other top 10 finishers for the Wolverines including Sophomore Sami Angus in 6th, Sophomore Julia Brown in 7th, and the Freshman Audrynn Street finishing 9th in a PR of 22:26. The fifth scorer for the Wolverines was Sophomore Sarah Ellis finishing in 23:09. Sarah continues to be a consistent performer every time she is on the course. One second behind Sarah was Freshman Emma Murphy running another PR of 23:10. The girls performance was good for second place as a team on the day. Other girls who PR’ed on the day were Sophomore Therali Merry in 24:41, Sophomore Kaylee Howell in 25:01, and Sophomore Kayla McAllister in 25:58. Kayla had the race of the day with a PR of 1:06 off her old best time.
The Wolverines are off from races this weekend as they prepare for next week when most are making the trek to Portland, Oregon to run at the Nike Portland XC Invite with 153 other schools.