CEDARVILLE – The Wayne cross country team continued their season at the Cedarville Friendship Invitational on Saturday and had an impressive meet against some tough competition. The boys team placed 14th and the girls were 21st out of 25 teams.
The girls were led by Kristen Hoelscher, who finished 127th out of 530 runners in a time of 22:56. Following closely behind, was Madelynn Cochren, Abigail Kerestes, Rebekah Spence and Muskan Chander.
“The girls had a decent race,” said Wayne head coach Todd Anderson. “I think we could have gone faster and placed higher, but I am not disappointed in this meet. We definitely have some more work to do as the post-season approaches.”
The boys were led by Lucas Houk and Jacob Miller, who finished 12th (17:02) and 33rd (17:25) respectively out of 575 runners. The Warriors had a big group of runners finish right after the top 2: Lane Vukovic, Noah McGeorge, Vincent Statzer, and Daniel Cole were all between 19:20-19:40. Luke Johnson, Brian Mackey, Adam Larman, Jordan Sam and JoMarre Young were close to breaking the 20 minute mark.
“Much like the girls team, the boys did well, but there is always room for improvement,” Anderson said. “Placing two in the top 10 percent is a good accomplishment, but we could have ran faster times.”
The cross country team will compete at Centerville’s Saturday Night Lights this weekend. The boys and girls teams will be running around 8 p.m. in one of the most exciting and competitive meets of the year.