November 14, 2023

Cross Country Season Recap

The Girls Cross Country Team exceeded expectations this season as they became only the third group to compete for an IHSA State title in the history of the school.

The girls had several strong individual and team performances throughout the entirety of this season. As a team, the girls won the NTC, with Aubrey Denning getting first place at the NTC meet, Stacie Vonderheide placing second, and Emma Helmink taking third. The girls finished their season with a 14th place finish at the State Finals.

Another outstanding individual performance for the girls team came from freshman Isabella Keller, whose accolades for this season include first place finishes at the Cow Chip Classic, Tuscola Classic, St. Joseph-Ogden Classic, Cumberland Invite, Bulldog Classic, Regionals, Sectionals, placed third in the Nike Race of Champions, and the top ranked for the State Meet. Isabella would cap off her amazing season by becoming the IHSA 1A State Champion!



Congratulations seniors: Grace Niebrugge, Emma Helmink, and Stacie Vonderheide


The Boys Cross Country Team had a fairly consistent season with third place finishes at the Shelbyville Invite and Mattoon Bolt, and a second place finish at the Bulldog Invite.

Some great individual finishes from the boys team came from Sophomore Julius Ramos, who had a top five finish in the Shelbyville Invite, and placed third at the NTC Meet and Bulldog Classic.

Congratulations seniors: Aidan Braunecker, Elliot Frisbie, and James Emmerich.

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