The Wabash cross country teams competed in the IWU Invite Saturday at Marion.
Running against the best competition of the season so far the Wabash High School boys cross country team came in 13th place at the IWU Invitational Saturday. Jarrett Wilson was the first Apache to cross the finish line, coming in 37th with a new PR of 16:48. Dave Ford was right behind him in 41st also with a new PR of 16:52. Caelan McDougle and Troy Guenin-Hodson were neck and neck again coming in 111th and 112th also running personl best times. Kaden Vogel and Trevor Daughtry were the last of the top seven to finish. Nick Perkins, Lincoln Saldivar, and Sammy Smith all ran personal records.
Running her personal best this season was our senior,Sierra Hall. Hall placed 93rd, coming in with her goal breaking time of 24:57. Next came freshman Calisen Kugler, finishing hard and setting a new season PR of 25:25 while taking 102nd place. Finishing the terrific trio, Grace La Mar came in with her season PR of 31:18 and smashing her goal by over a minute.
The Wabash Middle School boys cross country team competed in the IWU Invitational in Marion Saturday. The Apaches raced hard and together coming away with the team victory. Drew Guenin-Hodson was the first Apache to cross the finish line coming in 6th. Chase Howard was right behind him coming in 7th. Only one place separated the next to Apache runners as Jonas Church and Jace Bullins came in 9th and 10th. Coleson Kugler ran an exceptional race coming in 18th. The last of the top seven were Isaiah Cordes and Kasen Oswalt coming in 30th and 34th. Despite not feeling the greatest Bobby Shull persevered throughout the entire race.
The MS lady Apaches travelled to Grant County to Marion to race in the Wildcat Classic hosted at Indiana Wesleyan.
First for the team and a top 35 medalist was 7th grader, Raegan Jones, coming close to her PR with a time of 14:04 and taking 34th place overall. Following seconds behind was 6th grader Chloe Cooper, with her goal breaking and person best time of 14:38. Cooper was able to secure 54th place with her finish. Coming in next for the team was Rinka Higuera, a 6th grader, in 60th place over all with a time of 14:54 matching her time from her last race and within 2 seconds of her personal best time. Following behind Higuera, was Mallory Tart (a 6th trader) with her personal best time of 15:37and taking 69th place overall. Behind Tart came Ivy Beamer, an eighth grader, with a time of 15:54 narrowly missing her PR and taking 73rd place over all.
A trio had formed, the Apaches to work together to cross the line and causing them to finish within milliseconds of each other. First for the group was a 6th grader, Mia Fairchild, with a time of 16:36.5 in 80th place. Following close behind was Maya Howard, a 6th grader, with her new season PR of 16:36.7 and taking 81st place. Coming in directly behind Howard was Ava Bishir, a 6th grader, with her new season PR of 16:36.8 and taking home 82nd place. Bridget Bailey, a 7th grader, coming in close behind with a time of 16:56 and taking 85th place overall. Audri Shidler (6th grader) followed in with 17:57 and carried away with 92nd place overall. Rounding out the team score was Olivia Shelton, an 8th grader, with a time of 24:24 and bringing home 102nd place.