The Boone Central Lady Cardinals continued their two-year cross country domination Thursday at the Scotus Invitational in Columbus.
Sophomore Alicia Weeder and senior Jordan Stopak swept the top two medalist positions, Boone Central placed all four scoring runners in the top ten, and the Cardinals finished a whopping 27 points ahead of runner-up Norfolk Catholic.
“We had great weather conditions again. Alicia ran really well and separated herself in the first half of the race. She is really starting to showcase her abilities,” Cardinal Coach Justin Harris praised. “Jordan did a great job battling back after getting passed in the last 1,000 meters.
“We placed five runners in the top 13. I think the key for our team is having four within a minute or so of each other.”
The Cardinals came close to that goal, with Alicia Weeder (20:54) and Stopak (21:31) running 1-2, senior Sam Weeder (21:53) placing sixth and junior Morgann Johnson (22:05) taking tenth. Boone Central also got good strong runs by senior Autumn Simons (13th, 22:54) and junior Tessa Hamling (21st, 25:08).
Senior Bradley Schindel (12th, 18:06) and junior Harrison Dodds (19th, 18:36) paced the Boone Central boys, who finished sixth in team scoring.
“Bradley and Harrison both medaled. The boys team is on the brink of making a big jump as a team. I feel like a few of them are just starting to get where they need to be,” Harris stated. “Overall, we had seven varsity runners medal, along with two JV runners placing in the top ten. The junior high had a good day, as well, with two medalists.”
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