Cross country seniors last Tuesday


Sandy Bishop

Senior Brenden Bishop pushes his way to the finish line.

Kayla Mielke, Staff Reporter

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the cross country seniors ran their last meet at Lake St. Clair Metropark. The seniors include Brian Nankervis, Ryan Charles, Brenden Bishop, and Luther Hall, this also being Hall’s first meet after recovering from injury. For this meet, the boys all ran together, not separated by JV and varsity. The girls also ran together, even though they had no seniors running.
The girls started the meet with freshman Lille Parker ran in first at 29 minutes and 27 seconds, just short of breaking her personal record. Sophomore Haley Anderson and Junior Gracie Magee ran in at close times with only seconds separating them. Junior Brianna Alexander rounded out the girls with a time of 40 minutes and 36 seconds, even though she had a cold.
“I was a little disappointed in how I ran, but it was fun and I’m going to work harder next time,” Parker said.
The boy ran next, with Charles coming in first for the team at 19 minutes and 58 seconds, almost breaking his personal record as well. Next was sophomore Josh Specker, running behind him at 20 minutes and 45 seconds, and Nankervis was not far behind at 21 minutes and 23 seconds. Alongside each other were freshman Austin Barnett and Bishop, running only .02 seconds apart the whole race and pushing each other to do their best. Also running side by side weres sophomore Jacob Farley and freshman Parker Kinsora with only about .7 seconds between them. Then for his first race of the season, Hall rounds out the boys meet by running in at a final time of 32 minutes and four seconds.
“I feel like the season went by extremely fast and I’m going to be sad when it is over, ” Charles said.
Even though the season is over for the seniors, the rest of the team still has more meets. Their next meet is this Saturday at Bethesda Church, a course they have never ran before.
“I’m going to miss them a lot but I’m going to push the team to run their fastest,” Specker said.