Saturday, the Western Boone junior high cross country teams ran at their largest meet of the year with some of the toughest teams in the state. The Riverview Health Miller-Rock Invitational had 15 teams racing Saturday morning at the White River Elementary in Noblesville. The WeBo girls were 10th and the boys finished 14th. Zionsville’s Middle School girls won and the Riverside Middle School boys won as well.
The Lady Stars had a strong showing. Starting out was Katheryn Rutherford, who finish in 16th overall and improved her time by 23 seconds with a 12:03 personal career best time. Also with a career PR time was Emily Parsons in 14:13 (93rd place). Other great performances in the top five for the team were the 54th overall finisher Emma Mitchell (13:10), 78th finisher Hannah Haag (13:38), and 82nd finisher Samantha Jones (13:41). Bailey Haag, Lilly Wilhite and Rosie Rogers all came close to their personal best times, finishing in 93rd place, 107th place and 116th place, respectfully, out of 135 runners.
The boys race was very competitive, showcasing many of the top Indiana boys middle school runners. This only improved the Stars’ paces with 3 personal bests and many more came close to theirs. A lifetime best was achieved by André Gohier with 13:46 (126th). Lane Hardee tied his personal record (PR) with 12:06 (79th) and close behind was Wyatt Barnett with 12:22 (88th). Levi LaGrange ran well and finished 48th overall in 11:35 and was the Stars’ top runner. Graham Cavins and Bryce Kopriva both had a great race. Caving finished with a seasonal best time of 13:33, just 7 seconds behind his lifetime best time. Kopriva finished in 133rd place with a 14:40 time.
The Stars’ next race is at home on Monday, September 17th at 5:30 pm, running against Danville and Northridge.