Girls XC takes ECC


Update: On Saturday Oct. 25 the Kings Men’s and Women’s Cross Country squads advanced to Regional competitions. Stay tuned to The Knight Times for further coverage …

It was a beautiful day of Cross Country running, thirty four degrees in the morning, frost on the grass and fog rolling off the course before the 9:00 am race for the girls ECC championship …

Laura Madden

L. Madden

Such were the thoughts of KHS Girls Cross Country Coach Lynn Brant on a recent Saturday morning (Oct. 17) that proved victorious for her team as they brought home first place and a conference title.

Brant said that all week long she had “stressed to each girl what their job was Saturday and where they needed to be in the 5K race,” said Brant, who was recently announced ECC Cross Country Coach of The Year. 

There was an anticipated rivalry between Kings and Turpin after the Spartan’s had beaten the Knights by one point in the recent Kings Invitational.

“The girls knew heading into the race that it was going to be a tough race between Kings and Turpin,” said Brant.

Leah Maschino and Hannah Rasmussen came together for a second and third place finish. Jennifer Cooper finished in fifth place and Hannah Chunn finished in eighth. Brooke Connor finished out the scoring for the Knights as 5 girls score 6 and 7 displace during the team competition.

The Lady Knights finished first, securing the ECC Championship and beating the rival Spartans by eight points. The men’s Knights finished second.

This Cross Country team is made up of students who are all hard working competitors on and off the track, said team member Hannah Rasmussen.

“Every single member of the team is a very hard worker and has the team’s best interest at heart,” she said.

The girls are now preparing for tomorrow’s district meet (Oct. 24) at Voice of America Park.

“We are preparing by knowing what kinds of times each of us needs to run to win the race as a team.” Rasmussen said.

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