Cross Country Teams Continue to Improve Despite Injuries


Senior Grant Buehrmann checks his time while competing in the 5k at the East River Invitational.

Ella Bisson, Staff Writer

Last season the Boys’ Cross Country Team ended by competing in States for the first time in school history and with many returning runners, it looks promising that they will go far again this season. With eight meets already completed, both teams are setting themselves up for success. The boy’s team placed first overall at Trinity Prep and third overall at St. Cloud invitationals with senior Grant Buehrmann placing second at Trinity Prep and fourth at St. Cloud. Junior Alejandro Barrio won first place overall in both Trinity Prep and St. Cloud meets. Barrio also broke Coach Anthony Sayers-O’Neill previous school record for 5K Cross Country at the FSU invitational with a time of 16:03.

The girls team is currently ranked ninth in the district and is hoping to move up after this weekend’s meet so they can compete in Districts. The top runners, including senior Jasmine Fajardo and senior Chelsea Van Horn, hope to go as far as States. “Both teams are looking good and have a shot at States,” said Van Horn.