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Lions splash through Littleton Invite

This afternoon the LHS cross country runners ran a meet hosted by the Lions themselves and trekked through five muddy water crossings, unlike the usually one or two, placing well overall. The meet was held at DeKoevend Park and was called the Littleton Runners Roost Invitational.

“The course was interesting because of the water but it was easier in that there weren’t as many uphills,” said freshman Addie Icken.

“The water crossings were the roughest parts, the water in your shoes really drained your energy but you had to push yourself in order to get back to your normal pace,” said sophomore Phoebe Foster.

The difficult course did not stop the LHS Lions from doing their best. 4 of the girls placed in the top 30 runners, and freshman Addie Icken won 4th place. Sophomore Bruce Barnstable placed 7th in the boys category closely followed by teammates junior Colin Cannon in 10th place and senior Tommy Kail in 13th place. The boys team placed 4th overall and the girls placed 3rd overall.

“We did our best, and that’s what counts,” said Icken.

The cross country team continues to push hard to qualify individuals for state. They never fail to represent Littleton well and will be running and training hard as their season continues.

Runners start off at the LHS Invitational

Runners start off at the LHS Invitational

Sophomore Bruce Barnstable runs to finish in 7th place

Sophomore Bruce Barnstable runs to finish in 7th place

Junior Collin Cannon runs to finish in 10th place

Junior Colin Cannon runs to finish in 10th place

Junior Tyler Fuller goes head to head with another runner for the finishing stretch

Junior Tyler Fuller goes head to head with another runner for the finishing stretch

Junior Ryan Prazak runs to the finish line

Junior Ryan Prazak runs to the finish line

Senior Chris Malek pushes for the last part of his race

Senior Chris Malek pushes himself for the last part of his race

Sophomore Sam Robertson gives it his all in the last stretch of the LHS Invitational

Sophomore Sam Robertson gives it his all in the last stretch of the LHS Invitational

Sophomore Chase Martin pushes through the last stretch of the LHS Invitational

Sophomore Chase Martin pushes through the last stretch of the LHS Invitational

Sophomore Henry Lodewyk races to the finish line

Sophomore Henry Lodewyk races to the finish line

Freshman Addie Icken spalshes through a water crossing at the LHS Invitational

Freshman Addie Icken spalshes through a water crossing at the LHS Invitational

Magda van Leeuwen enters the creek at the LHS Invitational

Junior Magda van Leeuwen enters the creek at the LHS Invitational

Sophomore Ashby Bell leads a group of runners into the water crossing

Sophomore Ashby Bell leads a group of runners into the water crossing

Sophomore Ashby Bell runs through the water

Sophomore Ashby Bell runs through the water

Freshman Addie Icken completes the last stretch to secure her spot in 4th place

Freshman Addie Icken completes the last stretch to secure her spot in 4th place

Magda de Leeuwen gives out her last burst of energy in the LHS Invitational

Junior Magda van Leeuwen gives out her last burst of energy in the LHS Invitational

Madeline Espinoza runs to complete the final stretch of the race

Senior Madeline Espinoza runs to complete the final stretch of the race

Junai Stutzman pushes her self to the end of the race at the LHS Invitational

Jenae Stutzman pushes her self to the end of the race at the LHS Invitational

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