The Stars boys were lead by 3 returning runners, Lane Hardee (8th grade) and Collin Washburn (7th grade) and Graham Cavins (8th grade). All 3 had excellent times & places. Hardee finished with a 12:00 time in 3rd place, despite a knee injury, and Washburn was close behind in 4th with 12:20, while Cavins finished ninth in 13:12. WeBo also has 4 new runners that are going to help make for a strong team, all making an excellent showing Wednesday night & helped to propel the Stars to victory. With 3 being 6th graders & 1 as a 7th grader, the future looks promising. 3rd on the team was Isaac Threlkeld in 12:23, Luke LaGrange had 13:17, Alex Crockett finished with 13:19, and an injured Landyn Hardee had 13:33. Other strong opening runs were had by Carter Hanna (13:30) & Dragan Shervan. 3 boys already have qualifying State Meet times – Lane H., Collin W. and Isaac T.
Also having several returning leading were the Lady Stars – Samantha Jones (8th grade), Bailey Haag (7th), Emily Parsons (8th) & Rosie Rogers (7th). Jones and Haag battled it out, but Jones ended up being the lead runner for the team finishing in 4th place (13:43) and Haag in 6th place (13:51). Both girls have now qualified for the State Meet. With strong perfomances and helping the team to a good start, Parsons finished in 14:42 (14th place) and Rogers in 15:41 (24th place). Several 6th graders are showing great potential as the season continues – Charlotte Stucky, Janelle Gearheart, Brook Boss, Bethany Martin and Bailey Keyes.
The Stars’ next race is at the Sheridan Invite on Saturday, August 31. The boys’ races starts at 9:00 am and the girls’ race will be at 9:30 am.