Junior high boys XC claims Region 3 Championship

by Cami Reynolds, sports editor

jr high xc

Junior high boys captured the Region 3 title on Oct. 21. 

The Saegertown junior high boys cross country team kept up the pace to win the Championship at the Region 3 invite at Maplewood on Oct. 21.

Sam Hetrick placed first, running a time of 10:17. Landon Caldwell trailed behind him getting third. Ryland Lutz placed eighth, Conrad Williams placed eleventh, and Ed Hazelett placed twenty-third. When asked about the junior high season overall, coach William Hetrick said, “The team exceeded my expectations. Our top group of runners were exceptional.”

Throughout the season, the Panthers have been training to increase their speed and improve their form. “We’ve all improved this season we all peaked at the same time,” said runner Landon Caldwell.

The team competed in the Junior High District Invitational at Union City High School on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Sam Hetrick placed second overall with a 9:46 time, and the team placed sixth out of 22 teams. “Teamwork makes the dream work,” runner Conrad Williams said.

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