Middle school cross country
Leon Fox Invite
PERRY — Down to just 12 members of the team competing here Thursday at the Leon Fox Invitational, Creston middle school cross country coach Clay Arnold was still happy with his team’s performance.
“They have been working much harder in practice now that they have finally been able to get some meets in,” Arnold said. “They have really been getting after it and getting better every day.”
Seventh-grader Jesse Vicker was the lone award winner (top 15) for the Panthers with her 14th-place finish, running 14:43.
“Our breakout performer of the night was hands down Karlmen Chuong moving up several spots to be our third runner,” Arnold said. “We had been expecting her to move up in our lineup and I was extremely proud of her for stepping up.”
Cade Vicker led the boys with a 16th-place finish in 13:16, with Matthew Rouh close behind in 18th place, running 13:18.
“Dylan Linch continues to make the most progress of any of our eighth graders from a year ago, as he ran 1:26 faster than he did last year at Perry,” Arnold said.
Leon Fox Invitational
Creston — 14. Jesse Vicker, 14:43; 38. Rachel Wignall, 15:40; 53. Karlmen Chuong, 16:14; 56. Emma Berning, 16:15; 83. Alyssa Trembly, 17:13; 95. Sara Williamson, 18:01; 128. Kayla Luther, 19:05.
Creston — 16. Cade Vicker, 13:16; 18. Matthew Rouh, 13:18; 53. Dylan Linch, 14:15; 120. Ben Bargstadt, 15:51; 145. Lee Normandeau, 16:55.