Coed Varsity Cross Country · Recap: Falcon Invitational (9/12/20)


The Crusaders Cross Country team traveled to Ben Lippen on Saturday September 12th to compete against many other teams, as they participated in the Falcon Invitational.

The Boys Varsity team continues to fight hard against more experienced competition. The team bested Brookland Cayce and Covenant Classical this morning. The young team continues to show improvement with every race, paving the way for a bright future for the team. The most improved Varsity Boys runner was Max Thomas who ran a season best 25:41.75, which was his best time on the season by more than two and a half minutes.

The Girls Varsity team continues to get better as well, and are proving that they’re up for the challenge of competing with any other team. The Girls team finished eighth overall in the race. Natalie Walke showed vast improvement for the team this morning as she posted a season best 5K time of 25:55.30. Morgan Howard stepped up this morning to run in the Varsity Girls race with the Crusaders down a couple of runners. She held her own, finishing with a season best 5K time of 32:07.77.

The Middle School race provided valuable experience for many of the teams newest and youngest runners while allowing them a way to build their endurance, work on their confidence, and learn how to run successfully while learning to compete.

On Tuesday, September 15th, the Crusaders Cross Country team will head back to Lexington High School where they will compete in the Lexington County Championships.

The full results can be seen below (bolded runners and times indicate a season best):

Co-ed Middle School 2-Mile Race:

Haydn Hutto: 16:07.59

Aiden Andrews: 20:21.55

Trenton Manzi: 19:12.68

Lilli Moore: 25:03.47

Lydia Harper: 17:53.80

Maddie McHenry: 20:34.59

Camila Salas: 23:44.12

Varsity Girls 5K: 

Ella Jeffrey: 22:35.46

Bayleigh Womack: 23:46.87

Kaitlynn Ford: 24:24.41

Natalie Walke: 25:55.30

Emma Kate Swygert: 29:43.37

Victoria Thomas: 29:33.64

Morgan Howard: 32:07.77

Varsity Boys 5K:

William Cochrane: 23:14.46

Connor VanHoosier: 24:49.46

J.T. Wiggins: 25:33.19

Noah Greene: 25:12.71

Tyler Shick: 27:23.83

Max Thomas: 25:41.75