Boys Cross Country Team Striving For Improvement
The boys look to continue their improvement which began last season!
After improving significantly to a 6th place finish at the GISA State Championships last season, the Varsity Boys vowed to do whatever it took to come back even stronger in 2019. Most became year-round athletes participating in swimming, winter run club, track, and/or soccer. This, combined with consistent summer running and strengthening, has already started to show this season.
Cooper Keuroglian returns as the top runner for the Wildcats, and began his season by running his second-fastest time ever, just seconds away from his 23rd place finish at State last year. Following as the 'Cats solid number two runner is Brad Joiner, who ran a personal best of 20:26 at the first meet of the season.
Eli Scott and Will Puckett have also run near personal bests already this season and Sam Williamson broke his personal record in his first meet back from a season-ending injury in 2018.
Other notable results from thus far have been Robert Vogetlen's nearly 2 minute personal best time in the first meet and Brooks Johnson breaking his way into the top-5 in the recent North Augusta Meet.
Against tough competition, the team has done well and are looking forward to improving as the season goes on. The boys were 4th of 12 teams at the GMC Small School Challenge on August 29, 4th of 7 large schools at the Greenbrier Home Meet on September 3, and 2nd of 5 teams at North Augusta on September 11th.
The Wildcats are back in action on September 21st at the Aubrae Gunderson Invitational in Conyers, GA. This will be the first big race of the season and the boys are looking forward to seeing some breakthrough performances.