Cross country’s first jamboree of season

Sports

Cecilia Kujawa, Reporter

  Boys cross country had a league meet Wednesday, September 19, placing fourth as a team.

  “This race would be a part of determining the league,” senior captain Jared Blum said. “We took fourth behind Woodhaven, AP [Allen Park], and Southgate.”

  To earn points to win the Downriver League, cross country has three meets in which they are scored: Jamboree one and two and then the League Championships.

  “We had a few guys run decent,” Blum said. “But, nothing compared to what we could have ran that day.”

  This was the first Jamboree of the season, putting cross country at a rocky start.

  “If we did good we got a head start at winning leagues,” junior Nicklas Slone said. “Since we didn’t place top three, I think we won’t be able to win, only tie.”

  Even though the team placed fourth, they still had personal goals that were accomplished that day.

  “Colin Metzger broke his PR,” freshman Sam Rankine said. “Everyone else came pretty close.”

  The outcome of this meet has affected the team’s attitude towards practice and how they want the results in the league to be changed.

  “Those results acted as a wake up call,” Rankine said. “Ever since we have been working harder at practice and running faster times at meets.”

     

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