Girls 3rd, boys 5th at UIC meet

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Central’s varsity girls cross country team placed third and the varsity boys placed fifth at the UIC conference meet.

Central’s varsity girls cross country team placed third and the varsity boys placed fifth at the UIC conference meet.

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

On October 13 the Central cross-country team participated in the UIC Conference Meet at the Tri-Cities Golf Course in Luana. Central’s girls finished 3rd in a field of six teams and 45 runners with the following results: 

2. Ciera Deitchler - 20:33; 4. Jasmine Mueller - 21:05; 13. Desi Weber. 21:54; 18. Cassie Larson - 22:44; 30. Danielle Weber - 24:02; 31. Ellie Kuehl - 24:08. 

The JV girls’ race consisted of 26 runners and three teams. Central came in 3rd with these results: 

1. Maria Medberry - 24:15; 8. Jenna Jansen - 26: 45; 10. Mackenzie Vlazny - 27:03; 12. Brittni Tieden - 27:20; 19. Maci Kluesner - 28:50; 22. McKenna Jaster - 29:38. 

In the varsity boys’ event, there were eight teams and 54 runners. Central placed 5th with the following places and times: 26. Levi Tuecke - 20:01; 29. Cody Mueller - 20:06; 32. Luke Asche - 20:31; 33. Luke Tuecke - 20:36; 43. Andrey Shirbroun - 22:19; 46. Parker Klingman - 22:37; 48. Cole Deitchler - 23:03. 

Central had two runners out of a total of 28 competitors. Their times and places were:

18. Kamron Lawson - 22:47; 23. Aaron Gibney - 26:32. 

“Overall, our runners had a very good conference meet, with 13 of our 21 runners having season best, course best or career best races on a very tough course,” Coach Mark Bauder said. “Ciera Deitchler set a new Central record for this course, while these runners had career best races, Kamron Lawson, Brittni Tieden and Maria Medberry. Those having course best races were Levi Tuecke, Cody Mueller, Luke Asche, Luke Tuecke, Andre Shirbroun, Jenna Jansen, Mackenzie Vlazny, Jasmine Mueller and Cassie Larson.  Maria Medberry also finished as the JV champion.   

On October 19, the team travels to Solon for the District Meet.

The Central junior high girls took 1st place in a field of 58 runners and seven teams with these results: 2. Hannah Asche. - 13:18; 3. Delaney Scherf - 13:19; 9. Haley Mueller - 14:03; 17. Eva Embretson - 14:53; 22. Mary Moore - 15:48; 24. Haley Frieden - 15:58; 26. Carly Kluesner - 16:02; 33. Lexi Loan - 16:23; 37. Katelyn Scherf - 16:48.

The junior high boys’ team came in 2nd in a field of seven teams and 46 runners with the following results:

4. William Moser - 12:55; 10. Corey Weber - 13:23; 13. Daniel Royer - 13:58; 15. Brayden Finley - 14:24; 17. Lane Orr - 14:37; 23. Caden Erickson - 15:06.

“We were thrilled with our team finishes in the junior high races,” Coach Bauder commented. “We worked extremely hard on our hill running the last two weeks, and also on our mental toughness when it came to starting out harder and running as close together as possible as a team. It worked for us as all of our runners had great races. We finished first for the girls for the eighth time since 2003, and the 13th time finishing in the top two. For the boys, our 2nd place finish was the 14th time since 2000 that we were top two in the conference.”

 
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