CC goes to regionals


The panthers last team picture for 2018. – Picture credit: Shannon Hughes

Kayla Mielke, Staff Reporter

The cross country team had their final meet on Friday, Oct. 26. The team ran their way through regionals at Metro Beach and placed 18th overall. The team also said goodbye to two of their beloved senior runners, captain Dylan Johnson and Kris Farley, as they ran the last race of their careers

The varsity boys ran one of their best races of the season, while half the team broke their personal records one last time this season.  Johnson finished the season with a final run of 19.01, and Farley finished with 19.25. Then junior Brian Nankervis ran at an 18.42 and junior Bryce Hughes right behind his at an 18.43, both breaking their best times of their career. To end the season, the boys ran some of the best times of the year pushing themselves trying to make it to states, sadly falling just short of it. Now as they say goodbye to the boys they start their prep for next season.

The junior varsity boys finished the season strong with even more broken personal records Freshman Jacob Farley broke his record by the most, shaving two minutes off his time running in at 21.09. The team also had many more who shaved just seconds off but every second counts, freshman Josh Specker ran a 20.53 cutting 30 seconds off his P.R which he plans to get lower and lower each year. As they competed for the last time as a team, they pushed their other teammates to try and make great times.

The girls ran their hardest as well, even though they did not  break times they still worked hard and made their team proud. The freshmen girls had a great season being coached by their veteran sophomore Grace Magee. Next year they plan to work even harder than this year.

“I think it went great and I’m glad to leave what i know to the team,” Johnson said.