Today marked the kick off to the 2017 Cross Country Season and the Tigers started the season with one Championship trophy and another Runner Up! The girls competed at Graham Martin Park hosted by Zionsville in 4K freshman/sophomore & junior/senior races. The race consisted of 18 complete teams, with 12 teams fielding complete teams and scoring in the event.
In the Freshman/Sophomore race the Tigers were Runner Ups to a very strong Zionsville. Sophomore Abby Carter was first in for Fishers placing 5th overall with a time of 16:22! Also scoring today were Freshman Brynn Urban (10th), Sophomore Emma Gillespie (11th), Sophomore Emma Julien (19th) and Sophomore Mia Contino (23rd). Also placing the top 40 today were: Freshman Georgia Horn (29th, Sophomore Arianna Kelley 33rd, Freshman Kayla Rizzotte 34th, and Freshman Riley Clayton 39th.
During the Junior/Senior race, Fishers took home the victory!!! The Tigers scored just 36 points while West Lafayette was 2nd with 54 and Zionsville 3rd with 56. Crossing the finish line first for the Tigers was Junior Debbie Shera placing 3rd overall with a time of 15:53. Senior Kamya Lapsley was 6th overall, followed by Miya Wai (7th), Junior Tessa Kraft (8th), and Junior Margaret Saul (14th). Also placing in the top 40 in this race were: Liz Rogers 15th, Elinor Carmona 17th, Caroline Riebe 18th, Abby Celentano 27th, Erin Johnson 35th and Sawyer Osmun 37th.
Our Tigger winners today were Riley Clayton for an impressive advancement in her racing today and Debbie Shera for her fearlessness to lead the Tigers to a Victory!
Our next meet will be next Wednesday, Aug. 23rd at Pendleton Heights High School. Details to follow.