CEDARVILLE — The Wayne cross-country team continued their season at the Friendship Invitational held at Cedarville University on Saturday. This is the largest meet of the season with over 25 schools and over 500 runners in each race. The Warriors finished 19th on both the girls and boys side.
“This is a difficult race to run well due to the amount of runners in each race, and it is also a difficult course with many hills,” said Wayne head coach Todd Anderson. “Overall we did well though, but there is definitely room for improvement. I think the team was a little intimidated with the number of runners in their race.”
The boys were once again led by Lucas Houk who ran his quickest time of the season, 16:47, to finish seventh overall out of over 600 runners.
“Lucas is starting to find his rhythm in his races and I look for time to continue to drop the rest of the season,” Anderson said.
After Houk, Vincent Statzer, Cole Williamson, Daniel Cole, Rohan Storaci, Harley Kerns and Adam Larman finish the varsity scoring for the team.
On the girls side, sophomore Schyler Schenck led the team with a time of 23:53, followed closely behind by Madelynn Cochren, Kristen Hoelscher, Kyrsten Childress, Abigail Kerestes, Bailey Koss and Rachel Wise to finish the varsity scoring for the girls.
“I know the team was a little disappointed in their performance this week, but we can use this as a learning experience and improve on it next week,” said Anderson. “I still have confidence they will bounce back next week.”
The cross country team will continue their season at the Saturday Night Lights Invitational held at Centerville High School on Saturday. The high school running begins at 6:00pm.