Windy conditions and a hilly course proved to be a tough challenge for many Warriors runners Thursday in a Centre cross-country meet held at Herington, coach Rebecca Hofer said.
“Herrington was quite windy and it was also a much hillier course than the Hesston,” Hofer said. “Our runners all ran hard and I felt pleased with the way our meet went. Some of our runners felt sick or injured, but continued to run.”
After running in 10th place for the first mile of a boys’ five-kilometer race, she said Colin Williams kept passing runners until he finished in fourth place with a time of 18 minutes, 23 seconds.
“McKenzee (Remmers) didn’t feel well during the last mile,” Hofer said. “She almost went down, but kept fighting and came in fourth.”
Remmers finished the girls’ four-kilometer race at 23:33. For the girls, Emily Hague was fifth at 23:38, and Meggan Frese was 12th at 25:11.
For the boys, Tyler Arocha was 19th at 20:44, Jarrett Johnson was 24th at 21:04, Magnus Maarslet was 30th at 21:38, Logan Waner was 34th at 22:46, Ethan Darnall was 41st at 25:24, and Taylor Fahey was 43rd at 26:11.