Boys Finish Eighth
The Ord High Cross Country Teams competed in the conference meet on Tuesday, October 8 in Ravenna and had a successful day. The girls team brought home the conference title for the second time in the past three years. “Our girls had a really good day at the conference meet”, Coach Derry Trampe commented. “They ran with a lot more confidence in the meet and they really did a good job of running together and closing the gap on each other. This really helped keep our score down. I am really proud of these girls have competed all season long and this was a good title for them to win.” The boys team finished 8th in the 9-team field but still had several good performances on the day. “I thought our boys competed really well through the first half of the race and then had a little lull in the race and then finished strong”, Trampe said. “Now they just need to put an entire race together and we will have a pretty good team. It will also help to get Colton back and running at the district meet.”
The girls scored 27 points to win the team title by 11 points over Gibbon. Doniphan-Trumbull finished 3rd with 44 points. Rounding out the team scoring were: Central City (57), Arcadia/Loup City (64), Wood River (105), and Centura, St. Paul, and Ravenna did not field enough runners to score as a team. The Chants won five individual medals in the meet. “I was really pleased to have that many girls in the top 15”, Trampe noted. “It is a lot of fun to bring home that many medals and our sixth runner finished in 20th place as well. It was a really good day for the girls.” Kloe Severance led the way for the team with a 4th place finish in a time of 22:05 over the 5,000-meter course. Morgan Ritz also earned a top 10 finish by placing 8th in a time of 23:11. “It was good to see Kloe respond with a quality race in a solid field this week”, Trampe said. “She looked really solid as she finished up the race. Morgan also looked good again today. It looks like she is going to be able to work through her hip injury and finish her season on a strong note.” Delaney Cargill, Macy Warner, and Abby Jacobs finished 11th, 12th, and 13th to cement the win for the Chants. “All three of these girls ran really well in this meet”, Trampe commented. “They have been consistent performers all season and I am really happy with the progress all of them have made. We really have a nice team this year and all of our girls are running well for us.” Cargill finished the course in 23:40 while Warner crossed the line in 23:58 and Jacobs recorded a time of 24:09. Katie Magiera was the second pusher for the team and finished in 20th place in a time of 25:58. “Katie has really made a lot of progress this year and has really become a consistent runner for us”, the coach said. “She has been a nice addition to our team this year.” Hannah Masin ran in the reserve race and won the girls portion of the meet in a time of 27:54.
The boys scored 118 points to finish 8th in the 9-team field. St. Paul ran away with the team title with 26 points. Central City just edged Gibbon for the runner-up plaque by scoring 58 points to 60 for the Buffalos. Rounding out the team scoring were: Centura (62), Ravenna (91), Doniphan-Trumbull (99), Wood River (99), Arcadia/Loup City (126). Reese Davenport was the lone medal winner for the Chants as he placed 13th in a time of 19:46. “Reese has really ran well this season and has won a medal in nearly every meet this season”, Trampe said. “He has become a very dependable runner for our team and I am proud of what he has accomplished this season.” The other three scoring runners for the Chants were Blake Moderow, Bronson Blair, and Hayden Kluthe. Moderow finished in 33rd place in a time of 21:23 while Blair was right behind him in 34th place in a time of 21:23 and Kluthe finished 38th in a time of 21:59. “These three guys have been doing a good job of running as a pack these last few races”, Trampe said. “I like the way they are working together and now we just need to get them closer to Reese.” Pushers for the team were Gage Sintek and Trevor Vancura. Sintek finished 44th in 22:45 and Vancura was 48th in a time of 23:57. “Gage and Trevor both ran solid races and finished strong”, Trampe said. “We just need to get them a little stronger in the middle part of the race.” In the junior varsity race Treaven Scheideler was 5th in a time of 22:04 and Diego Gurrero finished in 14th place in a time of 24:02.