ALBION – Thursday, Sept. 26 the Eagles Cross Country placed third in both the girl's and boy's race ran at the Boone Central Individual Cross Country Invitational. Eighteen schools competed at the event with 140 boys running and over 75 girls competing in the high school division. Medals were given to the top five of each class.
The Lady Eagles placed third behind top-ranked Boone Central Cardinals and Columbus Scotus. Placing for the Lady Eagles were Yoselin Cayax fifth in the freshman division and Taya Rainforth fifth in the senior division. The team scored eighty-five points.
"The girls ran a better race than last week. With rest and confidence they will get stronger," said coach Cole Hilker.
The boy's team placed third behind Columbus Scotus and St. Paul. Medaling for the Eagles were Kullen Cartella fifth in the freshman division, Ty Rainforth fifth and Brady Thompson third in the sophomore division, and Oscar Lopez fifth in the senior division.
"I feel like we made some good choices at the beginning of the race. Overall everyone ran faster. We can see some great things at the end of the season," said Hilker.
This week the O'Neill Cross Country Team had a full load. The varsity team competed at the UNK Invite on Monday, Sept. 30: Class C Girls competed at 1 p.m. and Class C Boys at 2 p.m. Then the whole squad will compete at the West Holt Invite, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m.