On Tuesday, October 16th, Conference was held at Hermann with Sullivan, St. James, Union, St. Clair, Hermann, Owensville, Pacific, and finally New Haven. The boys varsity runners placed 2nd, the girls varsity placed 5th, and since the junior varsity did not have a full team, they could only compete individually.
The athletes were questioned how they felt during the race, and junior Austin Tegeler replied, “I was feeling pretty good during the race. It was a nice and easy race.”
“I was saddened by the thought of it being my last race, but it was nice to run varsity and just go out and run my race,” said senior Alexander Trentmann.
“I was very excited. I was able to get a good time and the weather was perfect for running,” answered Grace Allgaier, junior.
The runners were then asked how they felt about their participation in the race, and freshman Charlie Roth responded with, “I feel I ran a good race, and so did the team. Only if we could have all just passed one more person, it would have made a big difference.”
Senior Joseph Rethemeyer said, “I was happy with my race. If we won conference, it would’ve made a big difference.”
“I feel I could've done better but I feel I also did very well, especially with the nice, cool weather,” answered sophomore Caroline Otten.
The Shamrocks discussed their thoughts on the Hermann course, and junior Lauralie Grater replied with, “The course is easy compared to others, but at some points it was muddy.”
“The course was easy and was mostly flat,” responded freshman Logan Williams.
Senior Tim Madden said, “The course is great! It’s not hard, but it's also not a breeze.”
Well done to those who ran at Conference! To those who made it through the cross country season, with Conference being their last race, good job! Good luck to the Shamrocks that go onto Districts on October 27th!