On Saturday, November 2, 2019, the New Haven Shamrocks traveled to Linn for the Class 2 District 4 meet. The District’s teams included New Haven, Fatima, Hermann, Father Tolton, North Callaway, New Bloomfield, Russellville, Linn, and Versailles. The top 15 individual finishers and top two teams in each race qualified for State. The varsity girls running for New Haven were Emma McIntyre, Chloe Grater, Caroline Otten, Kayla Brumels, Emily Delgado, Grace Allgaier, Lauralie Grater, and alternate Hannah Borcherding. The varsity boys team included Austin Tegeler, Dominic Lewis, Logan Williams, Matthew Otten, Charlie Roth, Hunter Tallent, Andrew Rethemeyer, and alternate Keagan Huff.
After the race results came in, the girls team came in fifth and the boys team came in fourth. There were two State qualifiers from New Haven-- Emma McIntyre, who came in 12th with a time of 21:24, and Austin Tegeler, who came in 14th with a time of 17:50.
After the race, the athletes were asked a few questions. The first question asked was how the athletes felt they ran on Saturday.
Senior Austin Tegeler said, “I felt that I ran pretty well.”
Freshman Andrew Rethemeyer simply replied, “Pretty well.”
Junior Matthew Otten said, “I felt I ran a decent race. Besides the course being very tough, I felt I ran okay.”
The next question asked was how they felt the team ran.
Matthew Otten answered, “I felt the team ran well. We are in a very tough district but overall we did great.”
Junior Emma McIntyre said, “I think that the team ran really [well] on Saturday. A lot of us had the best races of our season, but because we were in such a tough district, we couldn't make it to State.”
Austin Tegeler replied, “I felt the team ran great.”
They were then asked if they had any thoughts on how they ran this season.
Andrew Rethemeyer answered, “I felt I did pretty [well] throughout the season.”
Austin Tegeler explained, “I felt I ran great this season. I improved in every race I ran in.”
Matthew Otten said, “Overall, I feel like I have improved this season and I can’t wait to see what next year brings for me.”
The State qualifiers were then asked what their thoughts are before State tomorrow.
Emma McIntyre replied, “I'm very nervous for this Saturday, partly because I don't have my team with me. It just feels different to not have everyone running and warming up with me. I'm also very excited for this weekend and am hoping for the best.”
Austin Tegeler said, “State is going to be tough, but nothing is impossible.”
Great job, Shamrocks, and good luck to Emma and Austin at State!