The cross country team raced in its final meet before conference championships at the Lewis & Clark Invitational on Oct. 13.
On the men’s side, junior Joe Gladow finished the race fifth overall and third among those from the conference. Gladow completed only 21 seconds behind the top finisher with 26 minutes, 15.59 seconds.
The Wildcats’ next top runner, sophomore Calvin Howell, placed 14th overall with junior Jason Hight following in 17th place overall.
Sophomore Chad Linneroth and freshman Alex Morgan also helped the Wildcats gain points.
The men’s team finished fourth out of six teams.
On the women’s side, another new top runner was revealed during the meet. Sophomore Siena Noe placed seventh, finishing the course in 23 minutes, 32.06 seconds.
Sophomore Brooke Niemann and junior Hannah Greider also finished in the top 10, with Niemann in ninth and Greider pulling in the back with 10th.
Senior Jill Boroughs and sophomore Audrey Lichten also gained points for the Wildcats with their finishes.
The women’s team finished the meet third out of five teams, with host school Lewis & Clark taking first.
Next, the cross country team will be competing at the Northwest Conference Championships at the Sunset Grove Golf Course on Oct. 27.
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