By Nicole Belcher
The weather was cool and sunny, the sun was at its brightest and the scene was set for Red Lion’s Cross Country’s last home meet.
Junior Cameron George was head-to-head with an opposing runner when, nearing the end of the race, George sprinted past to cross the finish line.
The cross country team is a young team, and the first year for some of the seniors. Jebediah Fregm, a home-schooled senior who started this year was inspired by his friends to run, surprised the coaches with his good times. He ran a 19:01 and came in fourth for the home meet to qualify for counties.
By Isaiah Workiner
Led by coach Nate Stetter, Red Lion’s boys and girls cross country teams hope to continue to dominate their divisions in the following years to come.
This season the girls team was led by senior runner Tristan Schluderberg, but followed up by several other strong teammates who contributed to a great start to the season. The girls came into the season with high hopes coming off an undefeated season.
The boys team was led by senior Alex Miller and Junior Micah Bodish who have stepped up their performances from last year to boost the boys team to close to the top of their rankings. The boys also came off a hot season as they were 15-5 near the top of their division.
After an undefeated season last year, the girls team all chipped in to make up for the lost ground. “ We lost a lot of our team,” said senior Macy Owens “ but we all trained really hard.” Macy Owens also spoke about talented up and coming freshman who will keep the team strong next year.
The boys team will have to recover from the loss of seniors Alex Miller and Joel Gatchell in the 2015 season. “We’re gonna lose Joel and I who’re a part of our top three” said senior captain Alex Miller “but they’ll be alright.”
Several runners from both teams have a strong outlook for Counties, and even Districts. Over the course of the 2015 season players went to invitational races and placed well. Both teams strive to keep their teams strong in the upcoming seasons.
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