Update (8/31) – Updated with official results from meet organizers.
Recap: The first meet of the year is in the books for the Middle School, and for several it was their first race ever. The Lake meet always provides a great way to start off for the Middle School runners by separating the 7th and 8th grader into different races. The heat and humidity were a bit of a factor this year, but the Viking runners did a great job competing against a fast field.
Some notes from the races:
- Just as Kennedy did last year in winning the 7th grade race, Kayla had a very strong run to finish 4th overall. In her very first race, she’s only 30 seconds off the school record.
- Chris had a really strong first race, taking 38 seconds off his PR from last season!
- Five out of the seven runners ran negative splits (Chris and Evan by over a minute), meaning they were conservative in their starts and are primed to see their times drop quickly
Here are the official Middle School results:
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With new PR’s set and a great first effort, the Viking Middle School Cross Country team is off to an excellent start!
Big thank you to Theresa Bryson for the meet photos!!
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