The Tri County Northeast Cross Country teams competed at the Rolling Hills Golf Course Friday in the Lewis & Clark Conference meet. The meet also was run concurrently with the Bloomfield Invitational.
The Wolfpack girls finished fourth in both the Lewis & Clark and Bloomfield meet behind Homer, Bloomfield-Wausa, and Hartington/Newcastle.
Junior, Rhyanne Mackling brought home the sole medal on the day. Mackling bettered her season best time of 22:26, as she posted a 21:57 time. That time placed Mackling 5th in both meet standings.
Alejandra Hermosillo crossed the finish line with a season best of 23:35, improving from 24:05. Hermosillo finished 19th overall in the conference placing and 20th in the Bloomfield placing. This was a very good effort, as Hermosillo was not at full health at race time.
Junior, Shantel Miller had a remarkable day, as she clipped a minute and four seconds off her prior season best time. Miller circled the course in 26:36.76. The time placed her 36th in the conference meet, and 37th in the Bloomfield standings.
Bre Millard and Jenni Olson came to the finish line in 24:31 and 28:31, just short of their season best times.
Millard was 27th in the conference standings and 28th on the Bloomfield charts. Olson was 39th in the conference standings and 40th on the Bloomfield list.
Lone Wolfpack boy runner, Gabe Franklin, posted a 22:54 time, short of his season best and finished 48th in the field.
The Wolfpack will be in action on Thursday, October 13th, at Twin Creek Golf Course in Pender for the district meet. Boys run at 11:00 and girls follow at approximately 11:45.
The top 15 individuals and top three teams qualify for the state meet next Friday, October 21st, in Kearney.
“Some of the runners had very good days, and some struggled to meet season times. As always, the team will regroup and give it their best effort at Pender this week. In a season that had to be quickly organized and putting of things together, the team has been very successful and productive to this point. The district meet is going to be highly competitive with 2 of the top-Class D teams in the 18-team field. Our athletes will need to perform at a very high level across the board if they want to qualify individually or as a team. Good job last week teams!”