The cross country teams finished their season at Regionals on October 24 while four individual runners ended their year at State on October 31.
The boys’ took fourth place at Regionals, 16 points away from advancing to State as a team and the girls placed sixth.
“I know that the kids were disappointed that we did not take full teams to State but with as many personal best times we had that day, I know that they all gave it 100%,” head coach Lynette Freeman said. “They may have not met their expectation to take a full team to State, but I couldn’t be more proud of them as a team.”
Three seniors ended their high school cross country careers at Regionals and one of them ended her season at State.
“I thought the year went pretty well, but I wish it would have went a little better, but it was still fun,” senior Colin Kumberg said.
The two boys that advanced to State were junior Jared Shriver, who finished 16th, and freshman Erik Ghumm, who finished 40th. The girls that ran were junior Madison Tyler, who finished 50th and senior Miranda Ghumm, who finished 65th. There were 102 runners in the boys race and a 100 runners in the girls race.
With so many underclassmen returning, they have very high expectations for next year and the years after.
“We had nine freshmen on the team this year, four of which had never ran cross country before,” Freeman said. “The freshmen class has huge potential for future years to come on the cross country team.”
Freeman thinks that the boys team has State Championship potential for the next few years.