Cross country takes 13th and 19th at Rim Rock Farm Classic

Sophomore Charlotte Caldwell placed 10th out of 152 runners at the meet Saturday, Sept. 24

Ian Chern, JagWire reporter/photographer

The boys and girls cross country teams competed in the Rim Rock Farm Classic at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence Saturday, Sept. 24. The girls team placed 13th while the boys placed 19th. 

Ideal conditions had sophomore Carter Cline feeling optimistic about the meet.

“The conditions were amazing today and the atmosphere of this meet is electric,” Cline said. “There was teams from eight different states here today and the competition was great.”

Despite the good atmosphere, there were still challenges at the competition according to head cross country coach Chris McAfee.

“This is a huge event with nearly 150 teams from all over the midwest” McAfee said. “We run in a lot of great competitions, but this one is one of the toughest fields we face. Helping kids race at this level is always a challenge. I think, overall, we responded well.”

Sophomore Charlotte Caldwell, who placed 10th with a time of 19:19 is content with her race.

“I think my placement in the race went well,” Caldwell said. “I was happy with where I finished and how I competed in the middle of the race. My teammates were super positive and encouraging throughout the whole event. Rim Rock is very hilly and always a bit harder than other other courses.”

Looking forward, McAfee is excited for the future.

“Overall, we feel good about the meet,” McAfee said. “We have had a lot of great things happen in practices and in meets. We have a young team that is learning its identity and what they can accomplish. We made a step forward this week but we still have work to do.”

 

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