Today OHS cross country athletes made their second attempt this summer on the Strongs/Pond Challenge. Many athletes beat or came close to their previous times. Here’s a quick recap of some outstanding performances.
Bonita Gray, Tate Beasley and Sasha Willie were all on pace to destroy the previous course record on the Strongs Challenge, 43:45, held by Bonita from last year. They were on track to run 42 minutes but being the nice girls and awesome teammates they are, they stopped a half mile from the finish to help a teammate. To keep the results honest we had to count their stoppage time so they ended up shy of the course record but still clocked a 44:26 to top the all-time list for senior girls. We look forward to seeing these girls smash the course record next time with 42 minutes or faster! Kaitlyn Blackham was our first freshman girl to ever complete the Strongs Challenge. Way to go setting that mark for our future rookie girls wanting to chase their way into the record book! Elisa Boehm had over an 8 minute improvement over last years results. That’s an impressive jump and we are excited to see her have a breakthrough season! On the boys’ side Benjamin Anderson had an impressive 3 and a half minute improvement over his June attempt. Jack Blodgett and Coby Wight both cracked into the top 4 all time sophomore boys showing a promising sophomore class that is going to be key to our varsity team this year as well as a promising future the next couple years for OHS XC! On the Pond Challenge Claire Ewert had an impressive 4 minute improvement over her June performance while Ryan Ekstrom came in 3 minutes ahead of his previous attempt! Keep up the good work Tigers! It’s paying off! Below are this year’s results as well as our all-time leader board by grade. If you don’t think these times are impressive go try the route out yourself! It is a result of Coach Janae having too much time on her hands to think up the hardest- I mean most fun- route for these kids to test their fitness! These are some tough kids and the competition better be watching out for the Tigers this fall!
|8th grade Boys|
|8th Grade Girls|
All-Time Top Finishers