CENTERVILLE – The Wayne Cross country team competed at the GWOC Championships on Saturday held at Centerville High School. Both the boys and girls team faired well with many runners earning season best times. The boys finished 10th in the GWOC (4th in the East division) and the girls were 14th overall (4th in the East division).
Lucas Houk paced the Warriors with a 35th place finish in a time of 17:21, followed closely behind by Jacob Miller who finished 39th in a time of 17:26.
“These were not Lucas’ and Jacob’s best race,” said coach Todd Anderson. “They were pretty disappointed in their finish because they know they can do better. Luckily we will have one more week to make up for it at Districts.”
Vincent Statzer (18:30), Lane Vukovic (18:31), Daniel Cole (18:54), Noah McGeorge (19:04) and Brian Mackey (19:47) finished the scoring for the team.
“Overall the varsity team did have a good race,” Anderson said. “Vincent and Danny both set new PRs and the others were very close. That is exactly what we want to do at the point in the year.”
The girls were paced by Kristen Hoelscher who finished 55th overall in a time of 21:40. Madelynn Cochren (24:44), Abigail Kerestes (26:23), Rebekah Spence (27:53) and Muskan Chander (28:56) finished the scoring on the girls side.
“Much like the boys, the girls had a solid race,” said Anderson. “I was hoping for a little bit faster, but they were all close to what they normally run. We would like to improve for Districts next week.”
The Wayne cross-country team will be in action on Saturday at the District Championships held at Cedarville University. The boys will run at 10:00 and the girls will run right after.
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