The Wabash cross country teams ran at the Penn Invite Saturday.
The Middle School boys raced well and ended up in first place with a score of 36 points. Discovery Middle School was second with a score of 68 followed by Grissom (72), Schmucker (105), Northside (133), Northridge (134), and Elkhart Christian (170).
The middle school girls finished fourth. First for the Apaches was Mallory Tart in 25th place with a PR of 14:32. Rinka Higuera with a PR time of 14:35 in 28th place. Right behind her was her teammate Chloe Cooper in 30th place, with a PR time of 14:51. Next for the Apaches was Haylee Friend with a major PR of 15:22, coming in 39th place. Close behind was Ava Bishir, who also ran a huge PR of 15:23 and took 42nd place. Quinn Myers closed the gap and came next with another big PR of 15:33. Myers also took 44th place. Caitlyn Shidler came in fast with a PR time of 16:28 in 68th place. Coming in right behind her was teammate Bridget Bailey in 70th place with a PR time of 16:34. Next up was Maya Howard with a PR time of 17:00 and coming in 82nd place. Following was Mia Fairchild in 97th place with a PR time of 17:40. Coming next was Audri Shidler with a PR time of 18:07 in 107th place. Next came Sarah Marcum with her PR time of 20:39 and coming in 130th place. Rounding out the team in 137th place was Emma Cantrell with her season PR time of 22:38.
The sophomores, juniors, and senior boys competed in the varsity race while the freshmen competed in the junior varsity race. With great competition the Apaches showed much improvement from their first meet of the season. All runners showed mental fortitude in the heat. The team is moving in the right direction as the season progresses.
All of the girls who finished were able to walk away with season PRs. First for the Lady Apaches was sophomore Calisen Kugler in 58th place with a time of 25:58. Next came Grace La Mar, a junior, with a time of 28:40 in 74th place. Rounding out the team was freshman Ivy Beamer coming in 76th place with a time of 30:01. Olivia Shelton, a freshman, pushed through the first mile but had to pull off due to health concerns.