Grueling Home XC Invitational For Indians

The Oskaloosa Indian cross country team was in action today as they hosted their own invitational on a beautiful night! The varsity boys finished 4th while the varsity girls finished 7th.

“Our focus tonight was just to compete really hard on our tough course. You can’t get caught up on just running fast times every week – every team is focused on that. We wanted to go out on our course, be tough, compete hard, and finish as high as we could. The guys were able to edge out a few teams because of this attitude. Aden Scott stepped up huge for us tonight. He is one of the gutsiest runners I’ve coached and he helped pull the rest of the guys along. William Leonard had a nice bounceback race too. Patrick finished 2nd, and while I know he is disappointed in this result, I know he will bounce back stronger.”

“The girls team has been battling some injuries, but I thought they competed well. Sage Adam ran the best race of her career. She is looking as strong as I’ve seen her run and she keeps getting better and better. Olivia Stodghill ran the best race of her life. Her determination is a great example for our team. Evie Adam stepped up huge for us as well.”

“The JV boys dominated from the get go with a 1-2-3 finish by Reid Luck-Klayton Roberts-Lucas Phillips to win the JV team title. Reid took control of the race immediately and ran like a beast. Klayton and Lucas had great finishes over the last 800 to finish in the top 3. Lawson Morris and Jaison Anderson also finished in the top 10. Quite frankly our JV boys looked dominant.”

“All of our JV girls ran their fastest times of the year. They looked really strong and closed the night on a good note for us. Sarah Phillips and Kimber VanEngelenhoven did a great job leading the way for us. This was another meet where we showed improvement across the board and took some steps forward.”

We will be in action next on Tue September 21 at the Mt. Pleasant Invite.

Michael Comfort
High School Instructional Coach
Head Cross Country Coach
Oskaloosa High School

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