This Thursday morning the cross country team took on one of their final meets in Grand Junction. This was the Colorado 4A Regional Meet. This meet was only for Varsity runners and allowed them the opportunity to qualify for the state meet.
After a long season of hard work and dedication, the runners showed their stamina in this race. Three members of the team qualified for the state meet including: junior Addi Iken, sophomore Christian Sapakoff and sophomore Tyler Ervin.
“It [the race] was okay; I could have run a smarter race, but I did good enough,” said Sapakoff.
Sapakoff finished 13th in the boys’ race, while Ervin finished 10th, both qualifying for state. As sophomores this year, these two show promise for even greater seasons as upperclassmen in years to come.
Iken finished 8th in the girls’ race, also qualifying for state. As a junior, this is Iken’s third time qualifying for the state meet.
“I really enjoyed running up in Grand Junction. It was definitely a good team bonding experience, and I am super proud of the team for going out there and trying their best,” said Iken.
For members of the team not competing at state, the season has been completed with a vast array of achievements. For our three qualifiers, there is one week of training left before the state cross country meet will take place on Saturday, October 29th in Colorado Springs. Although neither the girls’ or boys’ qualified as a team for state, the three individuals will represent our school in the state meet next weekend with all the work they have put into this season.