Eagles cross country does well despite impromptu meet

By Sybil Giefer
When the meet scheduled for Thursday, October 11, was cancelled due to standing water on the course, coaches started scrambling to set up a race for their athletes to run before competing at regionals. Coach Tom Friess of Hoxie put together a meet in mere moments. It was there the Eagles ran on Saturday, October 13.

For the girls, Helen Giefer came in first running 19:45. For second place, Sybil Giefer ran a 21:48. Finishing in a time of 27:45, Louise Lehy sprinted across the finish line happy to be done with the hilly course.

On the boys’ side, Wyndom Giefer crossed the line in 17:40 for first place, eighteen seconds ahead of his closest pursuer, Thaddeus Friess of Hoxie. The only other Trego boy to run the race, Benjamin Anderson finished in a time of 20:10 adding a fourth place finish to his stats.

The Eagles will next run at regionals in Meade on Saturday, October 20.