The Lady Griffins Cross Country team made it history today by fielding their very first varsity team of 5 runners at the Peoria Heights Patriot Invitational at Detweiler Park, finishing 25th (out of 30). Lauren Meyer led the way for the Griffins running 21:03 in 72nd (out of 247), Mira McAtee finished in 123rd in 22:17 for her best time of the year, Bridget Weeks ran a PR of 24:20, Amelia Beltremea 25:43, and Izzy Margarida in 28:13.
On the boys’ side, the Griffins finished with 249 points, running to 6th place/43 teams. Tyler Guthrie was 12th (out of 323) in 16:02, Zach Brasel ran 16:13 in 23rd, Tanner Fox 39th in 16:29. Rounding out the top 5 was Brandon Ahring/Diego Pacheco both running 17:41 in. 111/112. Andrew Dupy ran 18:13 and Noah Beltremea in 18:53.
In the Open race, Elijah Burns ran 17:39, Clayton Scott finished 29th in 18:48, and Christian Logue 21:27.
It was a slightly muddy course, but the weather was crisp and cross country perfect!!