Rodger Farr leads the pack across the bridge at the Cambridge Invite. Farr ended up winning the meet in an impressive effort. Photo by Tori Willis
The Eustis-Farnam/Medicine Valley Cross Country Team began their season on Friday at the Cambridge Cross Country Invitational. The meet was scheduled to run at 2:00 pm but was changed to 10:00 a.m. due to the hot weather.
The E-F/MV Knights boys started the season with a strong performance with senior Rodger Farr winning the meet with a time of 18:18 out of 47 starters. Farr started the race in first place and never looked back with an impressive effort. Sophomore Matt Florom was 25th with a time of 22.41, sophomore Trey Willis finished in 30th place with a time of 23:52, senior Tomas Foster 24:10, sophomore Connor Cottrell 27:19 and Tate Hodson 28:50. The boys came in fourth in the team standings with 74 points.
The girls were just as impressive as a team with three placing in the standings. Junior Andie Chapman finished in sixth place with a time of 24:10.00 Junior Madison Clark finished in ninth place with a time of 25:03.00 and sophomore Jade Earhart placed fifteenth with a time of 27:24.00. Senior Savannah Willis had a time of 31:15, Rachel Town 31:41 and Pam Felix 33:40. The girls ended up tying for second place in the team scores with 48 points.
Commented Coach Hock, “I thought both teams competed well on Friday. The boys have some work to do to reach their own expectations for this season and they are the first to acknowledge this. The girls bringing home three medals was a wonderful surprise. Having many first time runners, I really didn’t know what to expect. They showed me they are looking for great things this season.”
They next compete at the Broken Bow Invite on Saturday, September 14th at 10:00 a.m.