Smith takes 17th as Young girls' cross country improves

Smith takes 17th as Young girls' cross country improves

By Alex Gaines

Sports Writer

This past Saturday, Sept. 9, the CCCHS Lady Tiger Cross Country team traveled to compete in the Wamego Invitational and the young team showed big improvements. 

Freshman Lauren Smith broke out as the lead Lady Tiger in the Girls 4A 5000 meter run. She would take 17th with a time of 21:51.40. Pacing her way into 45th with a time of 23:02.90 was freshman Jorja Auld. Veteran junior Annie Larson finished 65th Saturday with a time of 24:05.00. Freshman Tovah Catlin and veteran sophomore Lainie Sleichter placed 71st and 72nd, respectively, with times of 24:16.50 and 24:18.90. Freshman Gabi Koppes followed close behind, coming in 75th at 24:52.50. Rounding out the Lady Tiger varsity team was sophomore Alissa Cowing, who crossed the finish line with a time of 28:02.50. 

As a team, the Lady Tigers finished 12th with a team score of 263. Placing first was Eudora with 50 team points followed by Southeast of Saline with 79, and Baldwin with 88. Wamego was the only other NCKL school to field a team and ended up finishing fifth with a team score of 157. 

The Lady Tigers had two girls run in the junior varsity 5000 meter race: freshman Kate Morillo who finished with a time of 35:41.70 and the inspirational sophomore Caylyn Pfizenmaier who finished with a time of 49:21.30. 

The future looks bright as this young team keeps improving. The Tiger Cross County team is back in action Thursday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. on their home course. 


Girls XC pic

Jorja Auld (Right) and Tovah Catlin (Left) run side by side at the Cross Country meet in Wamego last Saturday. (Photo by Phil Frigon)