Girls Cross Country Team Rebuilding Their Dynasty
Girls Cross Country ran an impressive state meet!
The WSA Girls Cross Country Team is rebuilding the legacy left by the 2014 State Championship team one race at a time. After going into the State Meet ranked 6th, the girls racked up 6 personal best times to place 5th overall which is their highest finish since 2016.
Leading the Wildcats over the wooded course was Claire Peacock running the best time on the team this year in 22:46 to place 29th overall. This marks an improvement in of 2.5 minutes over her 2018 personal best. Freshman Emerson Eubanks ran her second best time of 23:06 as the second fastest freshman in the meet.
Junior Captain Reagan Lutz had the race of her career running nearly 1.5 minutes faster than before to complete the course in 23:15. By comparison, her 2018 personal best at the State meet was 25:20.
Libby Carter dropped almost a minute to finish 4th for the Wildcats, and as the third freshman in the race with a time of 23:25. Rachel Goodell also ran a personal best time of 23:39 to wrap up the top-5 scoring places for Westminster.
8th grader Alli Roseman, who placed 9th at the region meet, dropped 20 seconds off her best time to finish her second ever 5k race in 23:39 while Sydney Roseman ran a personal best of 26:30, despite injury that kept her from competing much of the season.
"Overall I am proud of these girls. We have 6 girls all running over 30 seconds faster than any girl did on the team last year, plus plenty of upcoming talent from the middle school girls. I know that these girls will continue to improve if they continue to work together and push each other through the next season. They are a great group to coach, and I look forward to seeing how they improve next season" reflected Varsity Coach Janelle Branch.