The Newton Cross Country team competed along with over 3500 runners in 3 divisions at the Rim Rock Cross Country Classic in Lawrence Saturday. Teams from all classifications in Kansas and surrounding states participated.
The boys placed 22nd out of 32 scoring teams, and the girls were 25th out of 35 scoring teams.
"We were hoping to come back with some medals but just didn't make it happen. Ashlyn Glann ran 17:09 which is almost a 2 minute improvement from the same meet last year. In fact, her time ranks 13th for Newton girl runners all time on this course. Helam had a pretty significant improvement also. Collectively, we just didn't run very well, and the team scores reflect that. We need to run smarter and with more confidence. We'll bounce back. We have our home meet this Saturday and the experience gained at Rim Rock should help us down the road." Coach Mick