CC affected by conditions

Kayla Mielke, Staff Reporter

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the cross country team was challenged at Stony Creek in a tough by-the-water meet where they battled bee stings and hilly terrain. This meet was dedicated to the division one teams as all the girls and boys ran together, and their titles were stripped away.

The event started at 10 a.m with the boys running. Even in the harsh heat the boys pushed themselves to do their best, although they ran slower than normal. Junior Ryan Charles came running first for our team at 20 minutes and 18 seconds, and senior Kris Farley broke his personal record with 23 minutes and 30 seconds. Despite all the weather conditions the boys pushed hard making the experience worthwhile.

“I felt that I did really good, but it was super hot and hard to run, and getting stung (by a bee) did affect my time by a little,” junior Alontae Granville said.

The girls were next at 10:45 a.m, and the temperature was getting even hotter. All the girls tried their hardest and ran in the heat. Freshman Alena Granville ran a better time than her last meet and stuck with sophomore Grace Magee as they came running in together. However, freshman Haley Anderson ran a bit slower and fell behind, but still pushed it to her limits.

The whole team tried their hardest and want to strive to do better at their upcoming meet at Wolcott Mill  Saturday, Sept. 22.