Where to begin? A huge thank you to everyone who got this invite off the ground and who made it a great meet. Although many teams pulled out due to the new Pre Regional that was added to the schedule, those who decided to attend were treated to a 1st class meet. It was the happiest meet all season. Thank you, Chris Bosse for the great music. We had the best starter in the state. (Brandon Bruce) and Mr. K Ackley, Mr. Hertzler and crew planned everything impeccably!. The weather was cool, but mild and made for great racing. It felt so good to feel a bit normal and HOME!
When the guns went off, the Hart Pirates again took command. They are showing improved strength and speed and are fun to watch! There were a total of 14 Personal Records set today and 6 Season best records. Yes, the course measured a true 3.1 miles. Both Pirate teams took 1st place.
The Boys race was lead by Alex Enns (16:25); 2nd Spencer Vander Zwaag (PR 16:38); 3rd Clayton Ackley ( 17:00); 4th Wyatt Dean ((PR 17:06); 6th Noah Bosley ((PR17:15); 8th Mikey Tubbs (SB 17:24); and 11th Seth Ackley (17:59). Medals were earned by all the above runners. Today marked the last race for the JV squad and they went out with a bang! 15th and medalist, Easton Vander Zwaag (PR 18:31); 18th Max Nienhuis (PR 18:41); 20th Brendan Nienhuis (PR 19:03, nearly a minute off last week’s PR); 25th Josef Bromley with his 10th PR this season (19:30); 26th Tyler Vander Zanden (PR 19.43); 33rd Brandon Vander Zanden (PR 20:44); 41st Tyler Coker (21:46); Mason Contreras (22:12); and Josh Huizenga 46th (PR 22:29). We are so proud of all of you!
The Girls race was won by Alyson Enns in 18:24! 2nd Audry Enns (18:44); 3rd Savannah Ackley (19:00); 4th Lynae Ackley (19:13); 6th Lauren VanderLaan (SB 20:18); 8th Layla Creed (SB 21:13); 9th Savanna Owens (PR 21:24). All of the Varsity runners earned medals! The JV girls, also running their final 2020 season race, impressed the home crowd with their great finishes! Sadie Sorensen in 14th earned a medal in a season best time of 22:33. 16th Dayrin Ramirez (PR 23:14); 17th Kelly Vander Kodde (23:17); 18th Gina Vander Kodde (23:20); 20th Liszet Hernandez (PR 23:32); 21st Abby Pretty (SB 23:38); 23rd Morgan Marvin (24:09); and with a PR time of 26:10, Yamille Zarraga finished in 30th place. You girls are awesome!