Friday, October 05, 2007

Cross Country kids get ready for region competition

The Cross Country boys and girls are gearing up for their Region 10 meet on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at the Cottonwood Complex. All season, they have been in the top 3 teams in 3A. In their last meet, boys and girls JV took first in 1-3A, Varsity girls got second by one point behind Park City, and the Varsity boys got third.
Luke Puskedra has smashed the competion all year, winning every race and setting course records nearly everywhere he runs. He leads a very promising boys team which includes John Foye, Parker Mildenhall, Max Lamb, Chris Sayre and Frank Barrows. Dane Brodke and Matt Pell also run varsity and Peter Bryner is close behind.
Top girl Hailey Knettles has also been in the top five runners in nearly every race. She leads the girls with a strong team which include Lizzie Hindert, Lindsay Baker, Emma Welch, and Rosie Neville. Other Varsity runners include soccer and volleyball players, and runners who too run in the JV races, such as Jess Gaffney. New freshman, Alex Hallows, who also plays soccer, looks promising and will hopefully continue her fast times at Region.
Region should be a very exciting meet, because Park City and Judge have been neck and neck all year. Who will come out on top? Watch the region race to see, which is also a great preview for the State race on October 17.

- by Katie Harrington

No comments: