Cross Country Season Comes to an End

The cross country season comes to an end after the Sectional meet in Liberty Oct. 27.

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Cross Country Season Comes to an End

Junior Lily Henkle crosses the one mile mark during the Sectional cross country meet at the Wildflower Cross Country Course Oct. 27.

Junior Lily Henkle crosses the one mile mark during the Sectional cross country meet at the Wildflower Cross Country Course Oct. 27.

Molly Conway

Junior Lily Henkle crosses the one mile mark during the Sectional cross country meet at the Wildflower Cross Country Course Oct. 27.

Molly Conway

Molly Conway

Junior Lily Henkle crosses the one mile mark during the Sectional cross country meet at the Wildflower Cross Country Course Oct. 27.

Senior Brenna Richart and junior Lily Henkle competed in the Sectional cross country meet placing 62nd and 44th respectively at the Wildflower Cross Country Course in Liberty Oct. 27. As the top 30 runners advanced to State, neither runner advanced.

“I thought Brenna ran really well. I was hoping Lily would’ve qualified to move on though,” cross country coach Reynold Middleton said. “However, based on where we were at the beginning of the season, I think overall the team did as well as we could have this year.”

Henkle finished with a time of 21:29 and received 44th place, while Richart finished with a time of 21:53 and placed 62nd.

“I was really excited I got 10th at Districts and qualified for Sectionals, I was really nervous before the race but also really excited,” Henkle said. “I think that I did as well as I could have for that day, but it didn’t go as well as it could have.”

The season didn’t quite end as Henkle and Richart had envisioned as neither of them advanced to the State meet, but they enjoyed being teammates and competing with the girls on the team throughout the season, according to Richart.

“Even though we didn’t go as far in the season as we wanted, we still had a really successful season overall and we grew a lot closer as a team,” Richart said. “It’s going to be so hard leaving everyone this year but it was an amazing last year with the team.”

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