Posted: October 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

Results for: Fordland Iron Mountain Cross Country Invitational October 18th, 2011

It was another stunning day of running for the Strafford Cross Country team at the Fordland Iron Mountain invitational.  The kids did an amazing job tackling a tough course on a cool October day and was able to put together some amazing races.  Team Results are as follows:

Jr. High Girls:  McKenzi Maples finished first overall in the jr. high race to lead the jr. high girls to a first place team finish.  Out of 10 medals awarded the Strafford jr. high girls brought home 6 of the medals.

Jr. High Boys: Shane Burns led the jr. high boys to a first place team victory by placing first at the Fordland Iron Mtn. invitational.  Out of 10 medals awarded the jr. high boys were able to bring home 5 medals.

Varsity Girls: The Strafford Lady Indians cross country team is still proving that they can put together a great run and compete as a team.  The girls faced a tough course and a tough competition with the Springfield Catholic girls in attendance.  Our ladies ran a great race pushing the pace and competing as a team.  Katlyn Hatz and Ashley Wilks led the way with a 3rd and 4th place finish followed by an 8,9,10,11 finish from Melania Schrag, Lindsey & Baylee Hutchinson, and Kari Reed.  This type of pack running will prove valuable in the future.  Overall, all 8 out of 9 girls brought home medals and the 2nd place team trophy finishing just 6 points behind Springfield Catholic.

Varsity Boys:  The high school boys continue to get better and push each other to excel.  Led by Zach Kellner and Jackson Eicken the boys were able to best Hollister and bring home the first place plaque.  Dylan Goodin, Jacob Eckhardt,  Josh Avers, and Anthony Gott were able to pack up and push each other to score some very low points.  Anthony Gott ran to a personal best of 19:08.

Excellent job to all the runners and let’s stay hungry, stay disciplined, and stay humble leading up to districts.




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