Hale Cross Country is becoming a force again! We had a very strong performance this past week, and are looking forward to our progression as athletes and a team. Thanks to South Milwaukee for putting on a great invitational.
We have an exciting meet this weekend at a true cross country course at UW-Parkside. This is less of a spectator friendly course, but is a great experience for any cross country runner to be able to participate on such an awesome course made only for cross country.
Rocket Invite Recap
We had 22 boys get personal or season bests this past weekend, and with that, we took 5th and 6th respectively in the varsity and jv races. Both were very nice performances in a large meet such as this. There were many highlights, with one for sure having three in the top 15 of the varsity race! Congratulations to Josh, Liam and Brad for continuing their strong seasons up front. Look for them to continue progressing and having no limits! You'll be amazed at what they will do this year and beyond. Matthew Kees and Cole Konczal also had lifetime PR's in the varsity race and continue to push our team to be better!
In the JV race, the definite highlight was Cole Orlowski getting after it and racing to a two minute plus pr of 19:33! Coaches have been seeing his potential since day one, and know there is no limit to what he can do from here. Keep the aggression in both races and workouts, and watch the team get better from it! We expect more breakthroughs this week now that Cole has set the tone!
Frank Bevsek continues to keep moving up, finishing as our 4th guy and scoring once again. Kenny Parliament battled for the team, fighting off a side ache and making sure he got to the finish strong. Chase Witty is starting to get after it more and more, and is improving like rapid fire! It was great to see Ty Greene complete his first 5k, and the guys cheering him on! This is a close family of boys supporting each other and their performances.
We see tons of growth ahead and we will emphasize continued daily purpose and embracing each day. It's been a ton of fun with this group, keep working hard and wanting to do more! With many having races under our belts, set some goals for yourself and the team. The team will decide what we can accomplish. What do you guys want to achieve?
Daily practices @ 3:20 after school this week! There is one event on Tuesday we are still planning to have. It's our youth mile race right on campus. I will be asking some guys to help pace, set up and time this event. Any 3rd-8th graders are welcome to come race!
Our Angel Invite Meet Information