The Norfolk Catholic Invitational is annually one of the area’s most difficult cross country meets and the 2010 competition Friday, Sept. 10, was no exception.
Led by sophomores Calvin Koziol and Cassidy Pribnow, Boone Central runners proved their mettle with a solid early-season performance that pleased Coach Tom Dickey.
“Things went pretty well for us at Norfolk,” Dickey commented. “The kids are getting used to the distance a bit better and are now able to compete with a little more confidence.”
Koziol bounced back from an unfortunate bee sting incident in the previous week’s Boone Central Invite to run a splendid race Friday, placing third individually in a personal-best time of 18:38 and leading the Cardinal boys to a sixth-place team finish. Boone Central had five additional runners – Brody Kelley, Alec Wynn, Luke Schmitz, Trevor Salber and Cody Mangus – finish among the top 50 competitors.
Pribnow, a 2009 individual state meet qualifier as a freshman, took seventh in the girls competition with a 17:46 clocking. The Cardinal girls placed fifth as cross country newcomers Jaime Kennedy and Bobbi Beckwith finished 12th and 25th respectively.
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