On Saturday, October 17, the Achaean cross country team finished out their season at the Ben Davis Regional. Based on their times at Sectionals, four girls qualified to run in the Regional race, as well as the entire boys’ varsity team.
The top finisher for the girls was Simone Maxim with a season-best time of 22:39. The next girls finisher was Zyion Maring with a new personal record of 23:42. She beat her previous PR by over a minute! Natalie Robinson finished with a one-second PR of 24:28, and Hazel Fisherkeller finished with a time of 24:57 after achieving a season best of 23:41 at Sectionals the previous week.
The boys team featured four seniors, two juniors, and one freshman. Freshman Griffin Murphy finished the race with a time of 19:11, Zane Berend with a PR of 18:36, and Patton Hickman with 17:54 after getting a PR of 17:48 the previous week at Sectionals. The seniors all had a strong run to finish out their high school cross country careers! Jackson Burrow finished 4 seconds off of his Sectional PR with a time of 20:58. Eli Shaw ran a 20 second PR for a time of 18:42! Gabe Trivers finished with a season best time of 17:33, and John Bowling finished with a one-second PR of 17:20. The combined scoring time for the boys was 1:30:07, which is the fastest time on record for our boys! The dedication and leadership of our current seniors will be missed, but we are lucky to have lots of talented runners coming up next year to fill their roles. We expect more great things next season!