Girls Varsity Cross Country
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Sep 8, 2021
We placed sixth out of eight teams tonight. One of our top runners was not fully recovered from a surgery and wisely stepped off the course mid-race. Our individual race strategies need some minor adjustments. We are still missing two of our returning top seven. Not everyone had a great night. We had a long and winding road from Kenowa Hills to Cedar Springs. And I am ok with it; with all of it!
We had three season and/or personal bests tonight. We had two of our top seven in the top 15 in a very tough conference. We had a handful of girls really battle through a “tough day at the office” when they could have easily backed down...but did not! We experienced an opportunity to learn about ourselves. We have a conference that may look at us and take us for granted as we work our way up. And I am ok with all of that too.
I won’t tell you I wasn’t looking for us to be closer to 4th place rather than 6th place in our first jamboree, but I do believe it will come. I have said from the start that our team this year is a snowball rolling down the mountain. I still believe that. We’ll keep chopping wood and carrying water.
As I noted, we had a handful of fast times and we had a handful of rough times. Regardless, each one of our girls gave maximum effort with what they were given on the day. This is what I ask of them and it is what they ask of themselves. And I am very ok with that.
* A special congratulations to those who had PRs/SRs tonight:
Ava nearly broke 20-minutes in 20:00.47 dropping her time six seconds.
Kendall dropped six seconds and is edging toward breaking 23 a little at a time.
Brooke dropped a minute and 20 seconds!!!