Every weekend has led to new Personal Records for the Lady Rams cross country team this season and this past weekend was no different at the Coaching Legends Invitational. “Each girl in our top seven not only posted their season best but each one ran their lifetime personal best,” stated Coach Watson. “When the girls are running their best ever we are all pretty happy.” The new best times led the Rams to a third place finish losing to #2 ranked Saline and #3 Birmingham Seaholm while defeating #5 ranked Brighton. The Lady Rams were ranked #7 heading into the Coaching Legends Invitational. Juniors Morgan Harney and Lauren Brasure led the way for the Lady Rams with times of 18:41 and 18:44 respectively. Coming into this season these two girls had best times of 19:29 and 19:39. “They have really put in a lot of miles between last year and this year and this is the proof that hard work pays off,” stated Coach Watson. Freshman Morgan Benoit crossed the line next in 19:09 followed by sophomores Natalie Napolillo, Kerianne Schoff, Maegan Roach and Paige Parker. Their times were 19:24, 19:27, 19:42 and 20:02 respectively. “These sophomores are all a minimal of 10 seconds faster than last year at the end of the season. It will be fun to see how much faster we can get from now until early November,” said Coach Watson. Senior Colleen Conroy, sophomore Maja Hill and Senior Jordan Vickery also posted seasonal best times on the day with performances of 20:14, 20:20 and 20:54.
womens cross country
The Lady Rams got their first win of the season this past weekend when they beat the field at the Cougar-Falcon Invitational. The race featured a number of Personal Records in the winning effort. “We ran pretty well today and had 5 personal best,” stated Coach Watson. The highest finisher for the day was Junior Lauren Brasure who ran a personal best of 18:56. Fellow Junior, Morgan Harney was the next finisher in a personal best time of 19:10. The next Ram to cross the tap was freshman Morgan Benoit in a time of 19:17. The next four Rams were are sophomores with Natalie Napolillo racing a personal best of 19:35, Maegan Roach personal best of 19:45, Kerianne Schoff in 20:10 and Maja Hill in a personal best of 20:23. “The girls ran really well today and their times indicate that we are improving. We just need to keep that trend continuing for the next six weeks,” said Coach Watson. The Junior Varsity race saw a number of personal best with sophomore Paige Parker placing the highest in a personal best of 20:22. In the Freshman race, Tiana Colovos won in a personal best of 20:42. “We really competed well from top to bottom today,” added Coach Watson. • • •