9/30/17 Carson City Invitational
Finally we were able to have perfect running conditions on a fast course. A day like this provides personal records and confidence leading into the second half of the season, and it did not disappoint. Most of our athletes ran personal bests, taking advantage of the day.
A new leader emerged today, with Elizabeth Meyering leading the way for us. I had a feeling she was going to run well today, but the evidence was there throughout the week with the solid workouts she had nailed.
Shylin Robirds battled stomach issues, but toughed it out to finish second on our team, while Audrey Merying was close behind, followed by a hard charging Stephanie Pitsch, and freshmen Caitlyn Prager and Haven Beyer.
The girls ran well this morning and earned a respectable third place overall. We will take a moment to appreciate a third, but we are not going to be satisfied. There is work to be done as we head into Tuesdayâs second OK Gold Jamboree on Tuesday, and then to competitive Portage Invitational on Saturday. It will feel like going from the fire to the frying pan, but it will be good for us to run with the big dogs.
The junior varsity girls also finished third today, out of 16 teams. Aubrey Shepherd and Lauren Lutz who were fresh from coming back from injury lead the way for the team with solid performances. We are of course looking forward to having both of these girls back at full strength soon.
Following these ladies were Maddisen Robirds who seems to have come into her own and has been racing like a girl on fire, followed by Oli Miller who is coming on strong, Megan Bargy who dramatically ran her faster race of the season, Natalie OâRiley who is working through concussion recovery, and reliable vet, Katie Miller.
Other hard working girls taking on the jv race today were senior leader Tess Scheidel, sophomore Jaclyn Westlake, junior Sydney Coffman, sophomore Kristina Cuison, and senior Breann Stahl.
All of the girls worked hard today, including Bree Bonema whose back issues forced her to cut her race short, in spite of her determination to go on. Every one of them makes each other better. They are a wonderful group of young ladies.