Cross country season sprints to a finish

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Freshman Cheyenne Zahn chases after a Frankfort runner during the sectional race.

Elliott Kelly, staff writer

The Delphi cross country team had their conference meet Thursday Sept. 30. The team had several All Conference runners, along with a decent placing by the boys team. The girls team unfortunately only had four runners and was unable to score without the necessary fifth runner. Coach Shuthiess said after the meet, “We had a pretty good idea of where we stood and what we needed to do to earn All Conference honors.”

 

For the boys, senior Connor Roberson made All Conference, finishing 13th, after tripping and falling in the beginning of the race. Other finishes included senior Collin Dulin finishing 21st, freshman Johnny Martinez finishing 26th, freshman Jayce Johnson finishing 29th, junior Eric Achor finishing 37th, and senior Corbin Krebs finishing 45th.   

 

The girls team had three all conference finishes. Leading the Oracles with an impressive 2nd place finish overall was freshman Sarah Perry. Also earning All Conference were freshman Taylor Martin and junior Alyssa Erickson. They finished in 10th and 12th respectively. Also racing for the Oracles was freshman Cheyenne Zahn with a 23rd place finish.

 

The majority of the cross country team finished their season Saturday, Oct. 9 at their sectional meet at the Tippecanoe Amphitheater. The teams faced one of the more difficult sectionals in the state and were unable to advance as a team but pushed individuals through. The teams of seven guys and four girls faced tough competition from teams including West Lafayette, Harrison, Laffayette Jefferson, and McCutcheon, who advanced both their teams into regionals.

 

For the boys, Conner Roberson fell just short of a regional bid, finishing 47th overall, and the other Oracle runners were all behind him. For the girls, Sarah Perry had an impressive run, finishing 17th overall, and being third among all runners from non-advancing teams. Also with a notable finish was Taylor Martin, who finished 45th but was just shy of becoming an individual advancer.