Cross Country runs into new season


Kayla Miekle

2018-2019 Cross Country team.

Kayla Miekle , Staff Reporter

On Saturday, Sept. 8, the Roseville Panthers cross country team participated in the first official meet of the year, held at Algonac High School. The first event they competed in was a practice meet which did not count for a score. It was made for the incoming freshmen and new members to learn what the sport is all about.

The varsity team consists of all returning members, including team captain senior Dylan Johnson. They started the season with sophomore Cameron Newman already breaking and setting a new personal record for himself this new season. He ran a 20.39. The boys are already pushing themselves to have a winning season.

The junior varsity team is made of a few returning members such as captain Brenden Bishop, and returning Tim Childers, both juniors, also with numerous newcomers. With all the freshmen and new members starting the season and setting their personal records, freshman Nick Withner, came running across the line first for the JV team at 21 minutes and 39 seconds. All the new boys are striving to be on the same level as the returning members and even better.

“It was a long and hard race, but it was fun and I pushed myself to the end,” Withner said.

The girls’ junior varsity team is on the smaller side this year, only including sophomore captain Grace Magee and freshmen Haley Anderson and Alena Granville. Granville has many expectations this year due to her older brother, junior Alontae, is on the varsity team. The girls are striving to better each other and trying to increase their times in order to become a varsity team in the near future.