The varsity girls ran first on Tuesday, finishing 3rd as a team. Abby Grater, Emily Lewis, and Lucy Roth all medaled in Hermann, finishing in 6th, 11th, and 14th. Behind these girls were Hannah Kruse, who finished 32nd, and Natalie Hoerstkamp, who finished 52nd.
The varsity boys team ran after the girls, also finishing 3rd as a team. The lead runner for New Haven was Nathan Ford, who finished in 7th. The runners that came in after Nathan include Dominick pataky, who finished 12th; Dylan Goodwin, who finished 13th; Keven McDowell, who finished 18th; Jon Stone, who finished 24th; Cole Lensing, who finished 28th; and Ryan Blankenship, who came in 34th.
“I felt like it was a hard course,” said Cole Lensing. “I felt like I couldn’t pace myself while running.” Dominick Pataky added on to that by saying, “Yeah, I didn’t feel right at this meet. Definitely not my best meet.”
The junior varsity boys ran last, and they finished in 3rd as well. Kyle Brumels was the lead runner for the junior varsity boys. He got fourth and has been moved up to varsity for his major improvement in time. Behind Kyle was Alex Madden, who finished 13th; Riley Otten, who finished 15th; Drew Armfield, who finished 23rd; Alex Majors, who finished 24th; Bubba Gale, who finished 27th; and Robbie Cichon, who finished in 35th.
The next meet for the cross country team is in Owensville. Mr. Tucker wants to see how everyone runs as individuals and is expecting good times. -by Alex Madden