Our cross country season ended last weekend. We had a great showing at the finals and it was a beautiful day, especially considering the weather at the finals last year was rainy and cold.
This was Katie's last meet as she will graduate this year. We are very proud of her sticking out the season. She was the only varsity girl and running is not her thing, but she showed great character in her attitude and her commitment. She ran on the team for 6 years and she finished well.
Our junior girls achieved second place! Molly placed 7th coming in 41 seconds under her goal time. (Her goal time was 11 minutes and she ran a 10:19).
Peter, since his football season was over, decided to run the last two meets of the year. He had been on the team the year before and so was still on the roster. He assumed that since he was in football shape that he was also in running shape. After he ran the first meet he realized the error of his ways. To his credit he did run the week between that meet and the finals trying to prepare better. Much to his good fortune the JV boys placed third and he came home with a medal.
Our team also had a great showing in the annual parent/coaches race. Our boys' coach placed 2nd overall and our girls' coach placed 1st. Eric was 3rd in the men's masters and I was 2nd in the women's masters.
Anna enjoyed going to the meets. She seemed to "get" the running thing. She was most confused by Peter's football games - didn't understand why people would intentionally knock people over, but running she could understand. It also helped that our team always has a great food table in the tent!
We closed the season yesterday with the banquet. Katie put together a great slide show that was the hit of the banquet. We have a great little team and we look forward to next year.