Report courtesy of Chad Carstens: Trenten Zahn and Gio Anello medaled for the Whippet boys CC team in the hotly contested Verona Invitational on Saturday, 9/7. Trenten placed 20th with a strong time of 17:16 and Gio placed 39th in 17:38. Peter Zimdars ran a superb race to finish as the team’s 3rd runner in 19:48. Their efforts boosted the boys to a 4th place finish out of 8 teams in our division. The JV team was led by Evan Schepp and Marcus DePorter who finished with times of 21:34 and 21:38, respectively. The JV team finished in 17th out of 21 scoring teams.
Facing the equally tough field, the girls were led by Trinity Nickels who placed 129th in 25:14 and Gwen Truesdale placing 137th in 26:37. The varsity girls finished in 8th place from their division. The JV girls were led by Jenny Villarreal 255th in 28:44 and Nikole Pelot 289th in 30:18. Their efforts helped the team finish in 16th place overall.
It was a strong day overall for the program and the team looks to complete some great training this week as they are off from racing before returning to the starting line on Tuesday, September 17th at the Marshall Invitational.