District Meet RECAP

District 16-4A Meet Recap-

From the early days of summer, until October 18th, over 40 cross country runners have committed and dedicated themselves to training far beyond what many believed was possible. Gaining many more along the way, runners found themselves waking up at 5:30am, two to four days a week, over the past 11 weeks, gaining not only strong training and confidence, but a greater understanding of what it means to run for something greater then yourself. Many days, runners would finish only to turn around and either cheer on their teammate, or go back and finish with the ones left behind. It was moments such as those, that this group of SH runners, came together. Because in running, like life there are going to be days, where you just can’t keep moving. Yet, you do, because when times get tough, you find yourself not alone. I couldn’t be prouder of the JH and JV runners, who for the most part, have juggled not only cross country, but volleyball/football & even band. And never complained, except when we were out of Strawberry pop tarts in the mornings. These two groups of girls and guys are the future of SH CC, and I for one couldn’t be more excited. As a group, they understand hard work, and usually ask to more. They thrive in working as a team, and expect only the best from one another. The JH have come leaps and bound over the past four years, going from the boys not making a team, to making the BEST team in the district, and almost in the area. Suiting out 15 runners for the JH boys (and 11 of those in the top 20 at district) & 12 for the JH girls. For the JV, SH has gone from not even having one to having enough runners in the HS to make a JV for both girls and guys! However, it is not all about the numbers, but the kids who make up the numbers. Cross Country has over the years become a team full of all different types of kids, some naturally build athletic runners, some looking to get in shape, and others who are just looking for a group to fit into. And the truth is, it doesn’t’ matter the reason any of them join, because in the end they have all become a family and wouldn’t be the team they are without anyone.

Then for the varsity, it is simple. The upper classmen, and underclassmen realized at this level, talent can only get you so far, and at some point, hard work and commitment become the difference maker. The Varsity girls, led by Freshmen Marissa Seyer, missed qualifying for regionals, however ended the season learning a lot. Senior Avery Barnhill, who has only been running for two years, took reigns of captain for the team, and lead the team by example. Allowing Seyer, the opportunity to set a PR and qualify for regionals for her first year. Lastly, falling just short of winning a district championship, the Varsity boys learned this season to conquer adversity. Losing key runners throughout the season to injuries, and adjusting to new a race length, they never quit. In fact, they just keep moving forward. And building on the success they keep adding to the program, starting with how they ended the day. Coaching the JH boys to their district championship. These runners not only left their MARK today, but they proved to SH, their teammates, and themselves that nothing is impossible when you put your heart in something and have a family alongside you.  And for now,…we are still going…two more weeks and one step closer to state. Let’s go!

AND WAY TO GO MARISSA AND VARISTY BOYS FOR QUALIFYING FOR REGIONALS!!! ON a HOT and TOUGH COURSE!

VARSITY GIRLS (4TH AS A TEAM)

6th Marissa Seyer – 13:16 (PR 30 sec) **& REGIONAL QUALIFIER!!!**

21st Raygan Barnhill – 15:20

22nd Tierney Skogen – 15:43 (1 sec PR)

27th Avery Barnhill – 16:01

29th Caroline Deason – 16:22 (23 sec PR)

VARSITY BOYS (2ND AS A TEAM) **TEAM QUALIFIED FOR REGIONALS**

3RD– Austin Martin -18:10  (65 sec PR) *individual qualifier

6th– Manuel Florres – 18:43 (1 sec SB) *individual qualifier

12th Mason Hancock – 19:09 (35 sec pr)

14th– Kalen Barlow – 19:20 (4 sec PR)

18th Peyton White – 19:35

19th Ethan Pimental – 19:38

28th Reese Phillips – 20:21

JV GIRLS (4TH AS A TEAM)

13th Lexie Jones 16:15 (first CC race and did great, hopefully return for next year!)

14th Katie Johnson16:20 (14 sec PR)

24th Lexie Gossage – 17:40

25th Hannah Yoder – 17:46

37th Ashleigh Martin 19:17

38th Kathryn Jordan 19:17

40th Macy Borens 20:21

JV BOYS (1ST AS A TEAM!)

2ND Samuel Gonzales 20:53

3rd Craig Hunnicutt 21:10 (26 sec PR)

5th Haden Bray 21:15 (14 sec PR)

7th Gabe Johnson – 21:47 (3 min SB)

14th  Dylan Zuniga 24:03 (2 min PR)

JH GIRLS (2ND AS A TEAM)

8TH Haleigh Yoder – 14:56 (16 sec PR)

10th Riley Johnon – 15:11 ( 7 sec PR)

14th Sophia M – 14:41

16th Maz Morton- 15:48

19th Jaden James – 16:13

23rd Peyton Borens – 17:06

27th Kennedy Croom – 17:51

30th Rachel Doss – 18:27 (10 sec SB)

31st Riley Noon – 18:47

32nd Taylor White – 19:02 (back from concussion)

33rd Sam Schott – 19:02 (back from hamstring injury)

35th Ali Kokinzie 19:44

JH BOYS (1ST AS A TEAM)

2ND Marshall Bodenhimer 12:42 (2 sec PR)

3rd Carson Barnhill – 13:14 (32 sec PR)

6th Nick Bodenhimer – 13:24

7th Jordan Hodges – 13:25

8th Caleb Hutchenson – 13:29

9th Brody Barnhill – 13:31 (23 sec PR)

11th Brian Vaca – 13:48 (15 sec PR)

14th Walker Holt – 14:16 (42 sec PR)

16th Joseph Egbe – 14:33 (16 sec PR)

18th Corvin Withrow – 14:40 (3 min PR)

20th Chris Arrendando – 15:05

28th Owen Tipton – 15:48 (12 sec PR)

30th Cole Secord – 16:01

32nd Jackson Perritt – 16:09 (40 sec PR)

40th David McFatridge – 16:57

 

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