The Camels had a very exciting and competitive night of racing at the Campbell County Cross Country Championships Tuesday night! This meet is special in that it combines both boys’ and girls’ top seven to score as a school. The Lady Camels set the stage for our team place with 3 runners in the top 10. Olivia Holbrook fought a close battle the entire race and took second, with Emilie Zengel pulling in 6th. Kylie Little attacked the course and placed 9th, while Kaitlyn Strange and Savannah Krift ran tandem in 11th and 12th to give us a top 5 all in the front of the race. Noel Slone took her first steps back into the mix with a healthy race placing 19th, and Emma Hogle followed suit with 26th. Our top 7 boasted a 1-5 split of 2:33, our best yet. This is just further proof that focus on consistency will set us up as major contenders! In the boys race, the pack mentality was evident as they boasted their best 1-5 split at 1:17. Noah Slone worked the front pack with vigor and determination, finishing 3rd and leading the way for the Camels. Anthony Ronnebaum was the next Camel to roll through, placing 6th and earning an award t-shirt for his Senior Champs race. Freshman Colin Grothaus continued his varsity improvement, claiming the 3 spot for the varsity Camels in 8th place. Adam Ruschman pushed through a pack to place 11th, and David Howard rounded out the top 5 in 13th place. Brady Baker was 6th for the Camels and placed 18th, while Corey Robinson continued his focus on consistency in 24th place. One additional highlight was Brandon Robinson setting a new personal record tonight in his race!
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The girls varsity race got off to a tough start with a sharp turn and some tripping up. Apparently too far in to call it back, the tangle took its toll on a few of the Lady Camels. Emilie Zengel was ahead of the mash up, and finished as the first Camel across the line in 53rd place of 318 runners. This a great feat for a freshman runner! Fellow Freshman Kaitlyn Strange was the second Camel to cross the line in 166th. Sophomore Kylie Little unfortunately was at the bottom of the 10 runner-pile up and had to run from behind her usual position the entire race. She made up quite a bit of ground and finished in 175th. Emma Hogle and Noel Slone were next for the ladies, and both finished the race with season best times. Sophie Loesch also crossed the line with a season best, followed by Grace Moloney and Kristen Feiler. Sydney McKinney rounded out the lady Camels with the varsity girls’ only personal record of the night. Overall the ladies placed 29th of 44 teams with a 1-5 split of 3:03.
The Varsity Boys race was truly “under the lights” as total darkness set in. Noah Slone got off to a hot start and was able to finish in 45th place of 342 runners. Anthony Ronnebaum held onto the Camels 2 spot with a 129th place finish. Freshman Colin Grothaus continued his varsity progression by tying his personal best time, finishing 140th. Adam Ruschman and David Howard sealed the top 5 by finishing just 9 places behind and Corey Robinson and Brady Baker solidified the top 7. Josh Yang finished next for the Camels, finally breaking the 20 minute barrier and breaking a personal record with a time of 19:57. Ethan Schwalbach and Joey Chaplin completed the Camels top 10 for the night. In an extremely tight and competitive meet, the boys team placed 30th of 40 teams, and turned over a respectable 1:40 1-5 split.
Congratulations to the boys cross country team who placed first in the Bourbon County Colonel Charge Invitational this weekend. Medal winners were Noah Slone- 6th, Anthony Ronnebaum-10th, Adam Ruschman- 17th, and David Howard-20.
The boys JV team placed 2nd . Ethan Schwalbach placed 10th.
The Lady Camels Cross Country team placed 6th. Medal winners were Olivia Holbrook-4th, Emilie Zengel 15th, and Kaitlyn Strange in 18th.