By Jade Crandall
The Tiger cross country team ran in the state meet in Colorado Springs on October 25.
Both the boys’ and girls’ teams qualified for this meet. At state, the girls placed tenth as a team, and the boys placed fourteenth.
The seniors on the team were not able to attend the state meet because of a conflict with ACT retakes. “It was a bummer that I couldn’t run at state, but I couldn’t be more proud that both teams qualified for state,” said senior Lexi Ashbrook
Individually, junior Trevor Dye placed 36, sophomore Luke Eikenberg placed 51, and junior Reid Ernst placed 71. For the girls’ team, sophomore Maggie Allen placed 34, junior Marisol Mendez placed 67, and junior Kamryn Siros placed 75.
“Everyone did really well at state and had a strong end to the season,” said Allen. Eikenberg and all three girls broke their personal records for the state course at this meet.
“Our goal was to make it to state as a team, so we accomplished that,” said Coach Mario Garcia. It was really hot and dusty, and the course was a huge hill, which made it hard to run fast, according to Ernst.
The team will be running all summer to get a good summer base and will possibly have a running camp in the mountains a week before the first official practice, said Garcia.
“Run during the summer if you want to be good,” said Ernst to his younger teammates.