After two weeks off from racing, the SD Cross Country Team competed in the 40th Annual East Central Invitational on Saturday. The Knights welcomed the cool weather and flat course. The runners raced around three similar one kilometer loops before heading into the woods and a large perimeter lap. They went back through the woods and finished a fast 600 to the finish.
Eleven of the fifteen SD runners were faster than two weeks ago at the Christ’s Church course for the Moeller Invitational.
South Dearborn competed in the Division II portion of the meet. The SD boys placed 5th out of seven teams. Brandon Frazier was the team’s top performer in 12 place. The Lady Knights took home the team title with all five SD scorers in the top 14, including Rachel Rohe who was the meet runner-up. Junior Ella Bashor ran the 16th fastest time in school history—tying teammate Emily Rector on the list.
Sophomore Grayce Klayer commented after the meet. “I felt pretty good throughout the race. I feel like the workouts we had the past two weeks really set us up for today’s race. We got to keep up with the mileage heading into Brown County.”
“All Cross Country coaches want to see constant improvement with each meet,” said Head Coach Jeremy Baney after the meet. “We went through a mileage build of the last couple weeks; our fitness is improving so our race times are improving. Things are going in the right direction.”
As mentioned, the team heads to Brown County this Saturday for the BC Eagle Classic.