Meet your 2013 State CC Qualifiers
It was a tough meet for our Cross Country squads but several of our athletes rose to the challenge.
For the Boys, 12th grader Anthony Parameswaran again turned in a solid performance and showed why he is one of the top runners in the state. Anthony finished 4th in a race that showed less than 30 seconds between him and a win! This will be Anthony’s 2nd trip to the State CC Meet.
Sophmore Bailey Herfurth also proved himself in this meet. This is Bailey’s 3rd section meet and this time he finished 12th, earning himself a trip to State and one more opportunity to put a new record in the books for this year.
Over all, our boys team finished 6th.
The Girls also showed themselves worthy of the challenge qualifying THREE athletes for the State Meet!
For the 2nd year in a row, 8th Grader Renita Vander Schaaf was our top girl’s qualifier in the 5k. Renita finished 15th with a time that was a minute and 15 seconds faster than her qualifying run last year.
Junior Kelsey Johnson will also be making a return trip to the State! Kelsy improved last year’s qualifying mark by 34 seconds and finished 17th, just 18 seconds back from her team mate.
Our new girl’s qualifier for this year is 7th grade phenome Emilia Poole.
This was only the second time Emilia had competed in the 5k and she dug deep to bettered her PR by a minute and seven seconds, finishing 18th and earning herself a start at State!
Good solid performance by freshman Brooklynne Gallimore, and 7th grader Mary-Frances Burch, helped to take the girls to a 4th place team finish! This was just 9 points out of 3rd place and a huge difference from last year when we did not have enough varsity girls entered to be given any team points.
Appart from Emilia two more of our Senator runners finished out their season in style, digging deep and coming up with NEW Personal Records!
- Brooklynne Gallimore, improved her best time by 14 seconds and
- 7th grader Vasquez, Isaiah improved his by 9 seconds.
Now it is on to the State Championships!
This Saturday, November 09, at Oakville Indian Mounds Park in Oakville, AL