Record day for Cardinal cross country runners

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Blazing fast, thanks to cooler temperatures.
That was the story at Friday’s Boone Central Individual Invitational, with talented runners setting blistering paces on the Albion Country Club cross country course.
Cardinal sophomores Jordan Stopak and Samantha Weeder placed 1-2 in the girls race for the fourth consecutive meet, with Stopak breaking the Boone Central school record in a personal-best time of 19:09. Weeder nearly matched that effort, finishing a stride behind her teammate (19:10) and now owns the #2 all-time school clocking. In the boys event, Card soph Jonny Lindgren was third overall in a time of 16:47 – Boone Central’s #6 school mark.
The Cardinal girls and boys both had overall terrific days, each placing second behind powerful Scotus squads.
“It was quite a fast day for running,” Cardinal Coach Tom Dickey acknowledged. “We’d been suffering through the heat like everyone else, so temperatures in the low 60s and a northerly breeze made it a perfect day to run. In all, we had 20 personal records, which is just plain amazing!
“Proving the quickness of the course, the lead girls rewrote the record books! By winning the sprint to the finish, Jordan broke our school record, held by her sister Christina, by 14 seconds. Sam was just a step behind. They moved up to the third and fourth fastest times ever on our course behind two girls who are now running for NCAA Div. I schools.
“The team races were really good as well,” Dickey noted. “The girls couldn’t quite stay with Scotus’ talent, but they fought them really hard. The boys were just thrilled to be in the race for a trophy, so that runnerup sport was pretty cool for them.”

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