Both St. Cecilia’s Boys Cross Country team placed third at the Fillmore Central Invite. This is a very large meet that brings some of the top teams in the state. Derek Sekora led the team with a 6th place finish. Zach Dubas (14th), Brian Neilson (17th) and Brandon Boesh (20th) were very close behind. You will notice that there is only 42 seconds between our top 4 runners, this is a great point considering all of our scoring runners where in the top 20 of the meet.
One highlight of the boys varsity race is that we had the fastest 6th runner in the race. Our 5th and 6th place runners, Brett Hodgen and Jared Jacobi, are two very strong runners. They have been doing a great job this season of displacing other runners and making it difficult on other teams. This will become a very big deal as our meets become more larger and more crucial.
The Boys Varsity went up against two talented teams. Centennial is currently the #2 team in Class C. They put their top 4 runners within the first 13 runners. Malcolm is currently the #1 team of Class D.
The Girls Varsity also went against two strong teams, placing 3rd. We led the entire race with Alyssa Farmer and Morgan Dubas, placing 1st and 2nd in the meet. It’s obvious that Alyssa and Morgan have been the runners to beat, so far this season. Meghan Nemetz also helped score points with a 28th place, she has proven to be a dependable scorer this season. The big suprise of the meet was Sarah Phillips, who is a freshman. Sarah placed fourth on our team, 30th overall.
Fairbury and Lincoln Lutheran Girls have built their teams around a very close pack. With Fairbury having 44 seconds and Lincoln Lutheran having 47 seconds between their top 4 runners. It will be a fun challenge running against these two teams in the season.
The Junior Varsity race turned out to be very succesful. Our girls did very well Ashley Eley placed 3rd, Sarah Micek placed 4th and Amy Phillips placed 5th in the meet. The JV Boys were led by Andrew Hernandez placing 7th. Jesse Oswald, Nick Mangers and Adam Perry placed in the top 12 of the JV Boys race. These younger runners will be a vital part of our team next year.