From Cross Country Coach McNaughton
Holy Toledo! You have never seen anything like what happened yesterday with your Panther runners in their championship race.
The Lady Panthers finished 2nd out of 5 teams. Myra led the lady panthers with a 3rd place finish, breaking the Weathersfield Cross Country school record by 1 second, setting a new record of 11 minutes and 16 seconds. Dory, with Hamilton tunes pushing her on, flew down the course taking 1 minute and 52 seconds off her last time, on her heels was Bizzy the Tindillian, hair a flyin’ and arms a flailing crushing her last Springfield time by not 1, not 2 but 3 minutes! Brooke and Captain Madeline worked together like huntresses on the prowl, picking off runners and building up steam as they crested the mountainous hill, both shredding their last Springfield course times by 2 minutes!
The gentleman panthers were equally amazing, as a team they finished with a three-way tie for 2nd, missing the first-place trophy by 2 points. Leading the team, and this year MVL Middle School boys champion was our very only Captain Zed McNaughton! Like a thundering elephant, running so fast his eyes were watering in the wind was Brody Osgood running his best time on the course and placing 6th! And last but not least, was the mighty heel clicking hill hollering Ryan Ostrom sprinting through the field with a gigantic improvement of a minute and a half off his last Springfield time!
Awesome work panthers! Great season and thank you, 8th-grade captains, Madeline and Zed. Until next year...