Another great for our Greyhound contingent throughout all divisions of the Cherokee County Challenge XC meet. results
Our varsity boys team started off just as the sun rose with it being light enough for us to see the trail. Carter and Benny immediately secured their spots in the lead pack. Carter ended up doing most of the work for the top group as he led the pace throughout, eventually finishing in a VERY impressive PR race of 1624. Benny was able to break 17:00 with Connor, William, and Sean running season or overall personal best races to secure the TEAM RUNNER UP finish. WE did this, boys, missing a key contributor (SAT), allowing one of the varsity to run JV and still had Michael and Paxton’s strong races backing up the top 5!! While we used our depth, we can pick up additional seconds (and places) with some dedication to more even splits. That discipline will come boys right now I salute your fire!! #TEAMDEPTH IS KEY VARSITY VIDEO
The varsity girls took off next and our super 3 impressively leading the race. If racing body language is any indicator, ALL our top three look fresh and race ready. There are multiple ways to race and this week we allowed others to lead and then used our finishing ability to place Lorel (3rd), Charlotte (4th) and Addison (5th). Catherine broke 2100 to run 4th for the Hounds with Maddy having a nice PR race that was 1:06 faster than this race last year!!! Claudia and Kaylie rounded out the top 7 in style both with very impressive races!!! TEAM RUNNERUP!! VARSITY VIDEO
Learning how to race is a key component in maturing as a runner. Davis learned a little bit more about that this weekend at the CCC as he ran much more manageable splits and was able to break 18 as he cruised to the WIN in the JV race. Aiden continues to move up the depth chart finished 13th with a blast of blue in Carter D 14th , Lawson15th and Reed 16th sealing the team runner up finish.
Our JV ladies finished 4th overall behind Kylie, Linsey, Maeve, Rachel, Caroline, Lexi and Hannah running with improving times. Very impressive improvement for our girls after some Hot but productive pacing work this week.
The OPEN jv COED was the next race and you could almost feel the ground shake as the huge group of harriers took off. Immediately, freshman Dermot took off with the lead pack. Nothing to be concerned about as he was able to maintain and finished overall with a 2 ½ minute improvement from last week. Also showing great promise for the future were Ryan, then Jake, Carter N, and Rylan, Great work boys on your TEAM RUNNER UP finish.
Our Open JV girls could NOT be denied as they WON the team championship behind some quality performances by Brooke, EJ and Lane (1:53 improvement)
Proud of the Greyhounds as they continue to add to the mantra of BEING APART OF SOMETHING THAT IS BIGGER THAN SELF!!!!
TEAM PHOTOS THANKS Tim Hanlon for capturing our hounds in action :)