Coed Varsity Cross Country · Recap: Pelican’s Invitational

The Northside Cross Country Team continues to improve as the season progresses. The Boys Varsity Team took on much more experienced competition during the race, but the team continues to make strides. All five Varsity team members had their best race of the season. William Cochrane continues to pace the team, as he ran a 23:29 5K. Not to be outdone, sophomore Connor VanHoosier also ran a season best 5K with a time of 23:55.93. Rounding out the race for the Varsity Boys team, Noah Greene and Tyler Shick cut more than two minutes off their 5K times, while J.T. Wiggins improved his own time by more than 30 seconds, placing behind Greene on the team.

Over on the Girls Varsity side, sophomore Ella Jeffrey continues to heat up as she looks to defend and improve upon her place as one of the State’s best runners. Jeffrey finished 14th overall in the race with a time of 21:54.35, her best mark this season. Jeffrey missed finishing in the Top 10 by less than 15 seconds. Sophomore Bayleigh Womack continues to get better with every race, as she finished with a season best time of 23:36.42. Kaitlynn Ford is starting to show major improvement as well, as she finished with a time of 23:46.13. Sian and Selah Cantave continue to be extremely consistent and are important to the team’s success going forward. Natalie Walke continues to get better as well, while seventh grader Emma Kate Swygert got to run in her first Varsity race of the season, running her best race so far like many members of the team. The team finished 7th overall in the race.

In the JV 3K race, Deven Howard (16:10.60) and Seth Cantave (16:30.25) led the Crusaders. In his first race, newcomer Aiden Andrews finished with a time of 19:15.55.

The full results can be seen below:

JV Boys 3K Race:

Seth Cantave: 16:30.25

Haydn Hutto: 17:53.95

Aiden Andrews: 19:15.55

Trenton Manzi: 20:34.05

JV Girls 3K Race:

Deven Howard: 16:10.60

Morgan Howard: 17:11.95

Suri Cantave: 18:45.71

Lydia Harper: 21:31.65

Maddie McHenry: 21:41.17

Camila Salas: 24:18.93

Varsity Girls 5K: 

Ella Jeffrey: 21:54.35

Sian Cantave: 24:51.41

Selah Cantave: 24:29.01

Bayleigh Womack: 23:36.42

Kaitlynn Ford: 23:46.13

Natalie Walke: 27:18.64

Emma Kate Swygert: 30:44.99

Varsity Boys 5K:

William Cochrane: 23:29.00

Connor VanHoosier: 23:55.93

J.T. Wiggins: 26:45.66

Noah Greene: 25:43.52

Tyler Shick: 26:53.70


Next, the team will return to CIU/Ben Lippen (9/12/20) where they raced two weeks ago and look to improve and set personal records on the course.