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Trojans run their 'best meet of the year'

Staff writer

With multiple runners logging personal-best times and several earning medals, Trojans cross-country had its “best meet of the year” Thursday at Berean, according to coach Stuart Holmes.

“Our runners competed with a lot of determination and grit which resulted in an outstanding day,” Holmes said. “The combination of cooler weather with their determined efforts led to 10 of our 15 runners clocking the fastest times of their careers.”

Seven runners medaled at the meet.

Jonathan Hinerman placed seventh in a boys’ five-kilometer race, running the distance in 18 minutes, 16 seconds.

The Trojans had no varsity girls’ runners. However, Holmes said junior-varsity girls’ runner Abigail Driggers lowered her school record for the girls’ 5-K distance by 46 seconds, finishing in second place at 24:19.

Tristan Donaldson placed 16th, Samuel Damon was 21st, and Tucker Moss was 22nd in the boys’ junior-varsity race.

Holmes noted that seventh-grade boy Avery Unruh also cut over two and a half minutes off his best mile time. Seventh-grade girl Jessi Dalke also finished first in her respective mile race.

The Trojans run next at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Sterling.

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