Those Cardinal runners just keep pressing on. And impressing Coach Tom Dickey.
Dickey has been pleased with the progress and improvement of his teams, week by week, and that continued Friday in the Boone Central Individual Invitational at the Albion Country Club.
“We made some fairly decent improvement from last week, so I was really pleased with our results. The girls did a great job closing the gap on Scotus, even though they didn’t all run especially well,” Dickey commented. “Kendra Gonzalez ran a fantastic race, setting our school and senior class course records. She’s really been hitting on all cylinders the past week or so, so I’m sure that will inspire the rest of the girls.”
It wasn’t just the Lady Cardinals Friday, as senior Andrew Rasmussen got into the personal-best act.
“Andrew ran his fastest race on our course. His progress has been steady, so I’m expecting something really remarkable from him in the near future,” Dickey praised. “The rest of the guys seem to all be suffering some sort of malady right now, but I think they’re on the mend.”
The Cardinal girls placed second behind Scotus in team points, cutting the margin to just eight (26-34). The BC/NG boys took fifth in a tough field with 83 points.
With her personal-record 20:34, Gonzalez was third overall and third among senior girls Friday. Beierman was the top junior girl in the meet, 7th overall in a personal-best 21:19.
Rasmussen was first among senior boys, 7th overall, with his personal course record of 17:20.
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