Cross country runners show no relent at MCL

Cross Country 10/4
Nearing the finish line, Louise Lehy helps her team achieve a third-place finish at the Mid-Continent League meet held on October 4.
By Helen Giefer
On October 4, the Trego cross country team competed at the dual-purpose Phillipsburg/MCL meet. The team competed very well despite the cold and wind, with the girls ending in third and the boys in fourth.

Receiving his first league cross country championship, Wyndom Giefer led the pack in the boys’ race and crossed the line in 16:58, setting a new personal best. Willy Barney took the next spot for the Eagles in a time of 18:49, which put him in 12th place for the meet and tenth for MCL. With a new personal record of 20:00.69, Benjamin Anderson crossed the line in 25th place for the meet and 23rd place for MCL. Also competing in the boys’ varsity race were Clay Burk 21:46, Andrew Mejia 24:20, Evan Wilds 26:17, and Garrett Kuhn 29:34.

Missing out on second place by a mere two points, the girls’ team also had a good day on the course. Helen Giefer took first place with a time of 18:41.59. She was closely followed by her sister, Sybil, who ran a season best 21:26.46, taking fourth for the meet and third for MCL. Missing medaling by just one position, Regan Moritz took 16th place in the meet and14th in MCL, running a time of 22:38. Sydney Boyle was close behind with a time of 23:25, and Louise Lehy rounded out the team with a time of 25:03.

The next meet will be on Thursday, October 11, in Wheatland-Grinnell. It will be the last regular season meet for the team.