Cross Country Running Strong

Mark Rick, Opinion Section Editor

Last Friday the Beavercreek girls’ cross country team won a competitive race in Lansing, Michigan. This was a very impressive win as they beat No. 25 ranked East Grand Rapids. Leading them to this finish was a second place finish by Taylor Ewert. Savannah Roark helped by placing seventh. Jodie Pierce and Juliann Williams had impressive performances placing 9th and 10th. 

Currently, the Beavercreek’s Girls is ranked No. 6 in the nation. With their impressive win at Lansing they hope to move up in the rankings. At the rate, they might take No. 1 in the entire nation. 

The women’s team definitely has the talent, but can they perform when they need to? Will they put in the effort? We will see by the end of the season and hopefully they can move up in the rankings. 

Cross country runner and BHS senior, Kendall Hobbs, said, “We have big goals as a team and we are trying the best we can be.” We hope the team achieves their goals and look forward to the rest of the season. 

The men’s cross country team has also been successful. They are currently ranked No. 6 in the state and they are the only Dayton-area team in the Top Ten. A huge part of their success is due to the tremendous performances by senior Tayton Hess, and junior Connor Ewert.

Recently the men’s cross country team placed 4th out of 40 at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational. They were the top-finishing team from Ohio. This gives the team a good case for moving up in the rankings. With the way the team is running, we could see them make a good run in state, maybe even win state.

Both teams hope to continue their success at their race next weekend. The race is in New York. Hopefully both teams can make the drive worth it.