Cross country advances to sectionals from districts


Getting rid of jitters: Cross country mentally prepares for district meet.

Parker Sutherland

Getting rid of jitters: Cross country mentally prepares for district meet.
The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams emerged victorious at the district tournament in Lebanon, MO on Saturday, Oct. 22. While the guys defended their title from last year, the girls, for the first time in RBHS history, won districts.
“It’s really exciting to be a part of the first girls’ cross country team to win districts,” junior Megan Schulte said. “It shows that all of our hard work is paying off, and everything is coming together.”
The Bruin girls ended competition with 22 points, beating out second place finisher Jefferson City by 16 points. RBHS’s average time was 19.19.10, almost 40 seconds faster per runner than the Jays.
The boys finished even lower with 19 points; second place went to Jefferson City again with 63 points. Neither the boys’ or girls’ team, however,  is looking behind to see the trail each blazed; instead,  they both have their sights set onward towards state in Oak Hills Jefferson City Nov. 5.
“The goal would probably be to win sectionals, since we have never done that before, but we’re just going to compete with the other teams the best we can,” Schulte said. “Camdenton is a fast course, so hopefully we can get some personal records, but the main goal is to just race and beat other people, so we can get the lowest score possible.”
By Parker Sutherland