Boys Cross Country Takes 2nd Place, Girls Take 4th at the Red Dragon Invitational, Out of 25 Schools.
The boys and girls cross country team traveled to Bemus Point this weekend to compete in the Maple Grove Red Dragon invitational. With 50 teams and 1500 runners competing this was a very large invitational.
The guys won a second place trophy against 25 schools in the small school division. Leading the team was Brett Russell, Nick Abdo and Zack Peterman finishing 16th, 19th and 22nd respectively. Close behind the front 3 was Nathan Myers and Mikey Evans who’s strong racing grabbed key spots to help take the highest finish they guys team has earned in the 10 years that cross country has come back to Springville.
The guys team has a heathy pack of runners pushing the top 5 with quickly improving times. Elliot Emyle, Luke Waterman, Frank Uschold, Jarod Reese and Casey Waterman also ran this weekend and each had an impressive 5000m personal record. With 4 more guy athletes resting this weekend to be ready for league competition they guys team is enjoying the spoils of a very deep talent pool.
In the JV race this weekend there were two stand-outs. Aedan Smith and Dustin Folts. Dustin smashed his personal record breaking 30 minutes for a 5K with a new personal best of 28:50. Congrats to Dustin.
The girls team raced well also at the Red Dragon Invitational. The team finished 4th against 25 teams. Elle Russell and Sonya Krezmien, finished 7th and 10th in the large field of runners. Having great races and scoring for the team was Corrin Sacilowski, Gwen Fruehauf and Jaime Dickinson. Evelyn Smith and Grace Wojtkowiak race well to help push other teams behind Springville to help seal the 4th place team finish.
Considering the guys and girls team did not ease up their training for the meet and trained right through the days before and even went for a run right after the race was completed the team looks to race even stronger when they are actually rested for a race.
The girls team also has two “secret” weapons in Lizzy Miranda and Hannah Ghetz, who are dual sporting this season with soccer. When they are added to the team along with 5 year veteran and one of the teams captains Morgan Lukert, who is trying to heal from hard training, the girls will also enjoy the benefits of having a deep strong team.
From left to right Grace Wojtkowiak, Evelyn smith, Elle Russell, Jaime Dickinson, Sonya Krezmien, Gwen Fruehauf and Corrin Sacilowski