The Tri County Northeast cross country teams finished a demanding seven day stretch at Pender, Thursday.
The girl’s squad continued to break personal best times and are jelling into a nice group of competitive runners.
Three Wolfpack girls medaled on the day. Junior, Rhyanne Mackling placed third with a new personal best time of 22:51.87, clipping 27 seconds off her prior best.
Sophomore, Bre Millard, placed 10th, earning her first ever medal, clocking in at 24:29.99, which was almost one full minute off of her prior best time.
Freshman, Alejandra Hermosillo, finished 13th at 25:00.63, one second faster than her prior best time.
Shantel Miller and Jenni Olson clocked times of 28.57.18 and 30:10.37, which were close to personal best times by a handful of seconds.
Lone Wolfpack boy, Gabe Franklin, continues to gnaw away at his times. Franklin posted a personal best of 23:58.67. That was one- and one-half minutes faster than his previous best.
The Pack will travel to Crofton on Thursday, September 22nd for the Crofton Invitational. The field will be stacked, and the course will be challenging. Teams from South Sioux City, Wayne, Crofton, Hartington-Newcastle are just a few teams that will make the meet difficult as well as the course lay out.
“This meet brought out even more effort from the runners. Three meets in 7 days can take a little toll on the body, but we continue to grow. Three runners winning medals, is a first for our new program, and everyone else are still grinding away at improving. We are slowly growing into our potential. The Crofton meet will be the most competitive and demanding meet yet. We are going to have to be mentally prepared for it all. Great Job today team!”