The Wabash cross country team ran at the West Noble Invite Saturday.
Facing the best competition all season the Wabash Middle School Boys varsity cross country team finished 2nd in a stacked race at the West Noble Invitational Saturday. In the field of 209 runners Drew Guenin-Hodson was the first Apache to cross the line finishing in 9th place. Bobby Shull was next in 13th place followed by Isaiah Cordes in 18th, Ezra Church in 30th, Kamden Oswalt in 47th, Treyce Daughtry in 117th, and Keaton Lane in 129th
In the reserve race the Apaches finished 9th. Jay French finished in 21st place, Raven Weaver 23rd, Matt Niles 52nd, Jacoby Amburgey 101st, Maverick Sommers 140th, and Camdyn Hinkle 204th. There were 243 runners in the race. The team competes next in their own invitational next Saturday.
The MS Lady Apaches travelled to West Noble Saturday morning to complete in the Chuck Schlemmer Memorial Invite. The girls went head to head with 199 runners in the varsity race, with a combination of 29 teams competing. The girls took off right out the gate, but found themselves stuck in the back of the pack against the herd of athletes on the first straight away. The Apaches had to fight through the race to work against the clock, with the girls giving a strong finish at the end of their 3k.
First for the Apaches was Chloe Cooper, coming in 129th place and running 14:14.0. Rinka Higuera was next for the team, coming in 131st place with a time of 14:14.6. Quinn Myers followed in next for the Apaches with a PR time of 14:21 and taking 136th place. Raegan Jones came in next for the team with a time of 14:24 and taking 139th place. Next was Ava Bishir with a time of 14:39 and coming in 151st place overall. Right behind Bishir was Haylee Friend 168th place with a time of 15:11. Caitlyn Shidler rounded out the top 7 in 16:06 and taking 181st place.
The girls endured the mid-day heat today, but look forward to the fall weather that comes at the end of the season. Next up for the MS girls: next Saturday they will compete in their first ever home meet, the Wabash Invitational.
The MS Lady Apaches travelled to West Noble Saturday morning to complete in the Chuck Schlemmer Memorial Invite. Racing against 243 athletes, 19 teams total, the girls toed the line in the biggest race of the season. The Apaches took off running, holding on to different groups of runners as they cruised through the mile mark. With little shade and the direct sun, the Apaches began to feel the effects of the hot fall weather. Without hesitation, the girls accepted the challenge of the race and did their best to be their best.
First for the Apaches was Mallory Tart with a time of 14:53 and taking 41st place. Next was Bridget Bailey with a new PR time of 15:13 and taking 53rd place overall. in behind Bailey was Maya Howard with a time of 16:39 and placing 125th place overall. Mia Fairchild finished behind Howard with a season PR time of 17:34 and taking 157th place. Audri Shidler came in 182nd place overall and ran a time of 18:20. Following her was our 5th grade trio with Alayna Renn and Sarah Marcum battling it out in the last hundred meters. Renn ended up finishing ahead in 209th place and running 19:28. Marcum came in right behind her in 210th place and running a season PR time of 19:29. Emma Cantrell finished up the team in 242nd place and running a time of 22:49.
The girls have it their all, whether it was with a PR or giving a good finish in. The Apaches will continue their season with tenacity and the hunger to improve. Next up for the MS girls: next Saturday they will compete in their first ever home meet, the Wabash Invitational.
The Wabash High School Boys Cross Country Team finished 10th out of 21 teams in the West Noble Invitational Saturday. Kaden Vogel was the first Wabash runner to cross the line in 25th place. Dave Ford was next in 33rd followed by Jace Bullins in 72nd, Jonas Church in 77th, Chase Howard in 98th, Eli Callahan in 127th, and Kasen Oswalt in 133rd.
In the reserve race Ethan Berry finished in 96th, Kristian Stanton in 111th, and Braxten Lakin in 125th. The Apaches hosts a home meet on Tuesday at the city park.
The Lady Apaches travelled to West Noble to complete in the Chuck Schlemmer Memorial Invite Saturday morning. The girls were given perfect running conditions, using up what was left of the cloudy morning. With a breeze giving them some cool air, the trio set out on a tough course to chase their PRs. The Apaches were sandwiched in the middle of the 196 athletes racing, leaving no room to escape until gaps formed. The girls fought to get out from the tight packs and work their way forward. Moving fast on their mile and two mile, the girls found themselves tired but were able to finish strong and have all of the girls finish in the 26’s or faster.
First for the HS lady Apaches was Cali Kugler, our team sophomore. Kugler took 78th place and came in with a PR time of 23:41. Next was freshman Ivy Beamer with a personal record time of 25:53. Beamer took 132nd place overall. Following was the team junior, Grace La Mar, in 155th place and a time of 26:52.
The Apaches will be staying home this Tuesday to compete on their home course in the Apache Invite. Girls will race at 6pm.