NORTH CRAWFORD - On Thursday, October 3, the Nroth Crawford Cross Country Teams ran at Kickapoo High School. The weather was sunny and cool, a great day for a running well and it showed in the teams’ 5K times. Eleven schools participated in the competition.
Trojan junior Helen Carstens finished first for the girls team and first overall in the meet with a time of 20:03. It was a minute ahead of the second pack of runners who were led by Anelise Egge of Kickapoo who ran a 21:02.
Helen ran out in front the eintre race and continued to increase her lead. She ran strong continuing to push herself even without competition.
Finishing second on the North Crawford varsity team was Kloee Chamberlain with a 23:57. That’s a personal best for Chamberlain by over a minute.
Two seconds after Chamberlain crossed the finish line, teammate, Emily Schmidt finshed at 23:57 her personal best by almost two minutes.
“Chamberlain and Schmidt have been consistently dropping their times over the season,’ Trojan head coach Liz Branksy said. “So to see this large drop is pretty exciting.”
Also finishing for the Trojan girls team were Lindsey Groom (27:28), Annie O’Brien (30.00), Sonja Bangert (30:03), and Katie Schellhorn (30:26).
Junior Liam O’Brien led the Trojan boys team with a time of 21:19. Sophomore Wyatt Sanders ran his second race and dropped his time by over two minutes to finish in a time of 21:51. Finishing next for the boys and running a personal best was Cordel Tyler who ran a 23:47. Other finishers were Austin Puckett-Stanley who ran his first race in 25:56, Viktor Sapunov (29:12) and Jose Usina (33:09).
The North Crawford cross country teams traveled to Platteville on Saturday, Oct. 5. The weather was rainy and cool. The Trojans stood in three inches of water as the gun went off. It was slippery and muddy to say the least.
The warm dry bus was much appreciated as the ahtletes headed home for another week of mileage. The sixth race of the day was stopped minutes after the gun went off due to thunder and lightning.The North Crawford Cross Country Team travels to Riverdale on Saturday, Oct. 12.