Girls Cross Country At Vaquero Stampede ...

The girls’ cross country team had a strong showing at the Vaquero Stampede last Saturday. From left are Jessica Ehret, Sofia Van Arsdale, Dana Jennings, and Abigail Hundley.

Last Saturday, we took a partial squad to Lakeside to run in the Vaquero Stampede. The Stampede has been run around Lindo Lake for the last 35 years. It’s a come-out meet for many of the top teams in the county. 

Of the three divisions, we chose to compete in the fastest, for the competition. The first race was the D-1 Frosh/Soph Girls. Last year’s middle school star Dana Jennings placed 7th with a time of 9:58 over the flat 1.65-mile course, out of 135 finishers. Our second finisher was Allison White, who ran 11:35 followed by Anna Youngblood in 11:51, then Ryan Brophy.

The Frosh/Soph Boys were up next over the same course with Landon Mullins placing 15th with a time of 8:51. Tim Shumaker placed 34th in 9:31, followed by Nolan Reuter (45th in 9:47), and Conor Youngblood (68th in 10:16). There were 201 finishers.

The third event was the Girls’ Junior/Senior race in which Abigail Hundley placed third with a time of 9:41, followed by Sofia Van Arsdale who placed fourth in 9:50, and Jessica Ehret who placed 18th with 10:28. When all three Girls’ divisions were combined, we placed 8th out of the 42 schools with full teams at the meet.

Our final event was the Boys’ Junior/Senior race over 2.15 miles. Aiden Baumann was our first runner to finish with a time of 12:21. Next was Cole Hutcherson in 12:28, then Micha Arnott in 12:59, and Will Leonard in 13:37.

The Wolf Pack Invite is next Saturday, Aug. 31 and a few members of the team will participate in that. Most of the team will go to the Bonco Invite the following Saturday, Sept. 7.

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