On Saturday morning the Wildkats competed in th e 74th annual NCC Championships and placed sixth out of the 10 teams in our conference with a score of 175. The Bronchos of Lafayette Jeff took first place, as they edged out the Raiders of Harrison by a score of 41-42.
Leading the Kats in the race was senior Bryan Stoltzfus, who placed 11thwith a PR time of 17:41. This placing led Bryan to earn All-NCC Honors, as he placed in the top 15. Just missing the top 15 was junior Collin Keesling, who placed 17thwith a time of 17:56. Both Bryan and Collin have been working hard and are doing a great job of leading our Kats, as we head to sectionals this next weekend.
Other standouts were Noah Thompson who set a PR with a time of 20:10, Zavion Clark who set a PR with a time of 21:33, and Adam Kemper who set a PR with a time of 24:10 in the reserve race. Junior Travarion Corbin also set a season PR with a time of 20:42.
Overall the boys raced well and even though our normal third runner was hampered by a muscle cramp that couldn’t be shook during the race, the other boys stepped up and helped make up some of the difference. Last season most of these guys were on the team that placed 10that NCC, as most were first-year runners. With a year of experience under their belt they returned and improved their placing which shows their dedication and work ethic in both the offseason and during our season of training.
We are excited to head to sectional this weekend and hopefully see that same growth and team improvement as we try to qualify for the regional. Come out to the Berry Patch at Logansport High School this Saturday at 11:15 to cheer on the guys! Go Kats!
– Coach Ousley