Girls Cross Country Wins Conference

Kruger takes first in the girls varsity race; Schlattman wins JV boys race


LHS Cross Country

The varsity girls cross country team show their medals after winning conference at McNair Park. The runners were: Fiona Flynn, Jillian Kalbac, Leilani Green, Ally Kruger, Adrienne Rockette, Alexis O’mara and Imane Larhdiri.

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The girls’ cross country team triumphed to become conference champions this year at McNair Park on Oct. 14. They also had strong performances in the Forest Park Festival, Gans Creek Classic, and Border Wars Championships.

“We’ve got a bunch of good kids that really get along and like each other, and we don’t have any drama on our team,” Coach Toby Glavin said. “They work very hard, and they work awesome together. There’s never a time when they’re not trying to support each other.”

At the conference meet at McNair Park, the girls placed fourth at the meet with 126 points, however, first place among teams in the GAC Central. Zumwalt West won the meet with 71 points.

Ally Kruger (12) took first place overall with a time of 18:57, 10 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

The boys team finished eighth place as the meet but wound up third place in conference. Cale Eldredge (9) was the Eagles top finisher. She crossed the finish line in 17:58 and in 30th place. Teammate Dylan Carlson (11) came in next with a time of 18:02.

The JV boys placed sixth overall. Nolan Schlattman (10) won the race with a time 18:29.

“I did good and felt confident through the race,” Schlattman said, who came from behind and passed the runners ahead of him with 800 meters left. “Coach Tutterrow told me to run with courage.”

Varsity medalists were Cale Eldredge and Dylan Carlson. (LHS Cross Country)
JV runner medalists were Sarah Merino, Dori Earle, Payton Grotewiel and Caitlin O’Mara. (LHS Cross Country)
JV medalists were Nolan Schlattman, Trevor Judge and Austin Ewens. (LHS Cross Country)