Cross Country Team Challenged at Fairmont Firebird Invitational
By Sydney Schultz
The Seton Cross Country team ran in the Fairmont Firebird Invitational at Kettering’s Indian Riffle Park on Saturday, September 28. The team usually participates in the St. X Invitational every year during this week, but the team decided to switch up their schedule and head north instead.
Freshman Lydia Brigham led the way during the Open Race. She earned a new personal record and a spot on next week’s varsity team, finishing at 22:47. Mackenzie Dugan, Kaitlyn Fields, and Emily Hatting all finished in 23:47. Sophomore Isabella Timon ran a 27 second personal record and finished as Seton’s fifth runner. Senior Juliana Lucas came in as Seton’s 6th runner and set a personal record, dropping her time from 25:56 to 23:52. Sophomore Allie Holmes ran through the race with an injured hamstring, coming out as Seton’s 7th runner. The Open team finished fifth out of seventeen teams.
The varsity team placed ninth place out of fourteen teams. Gabby Hirlinger finished in eighteenth place, earning a medal and a time of 20:14. Kaylie Brown finished in thirty-first place with a time of 21:11. Olivia Hess followed closely behind in thirty-fourth place with a time of 21:16. Abby Pace ran her 2013 season personal record with a time of 21:50. Maria Visconti was Seton’s fifth runner in 22:26. Molly Henderson was Seton’s 6th runner with a time of 23:09. Seton’s seventh runner, Sydney Schultz, crossed the finish line at 23:13.
The Seton Cross Country team will be competing in the Les Eisenhart Invitational in Worthington, Ohio on Saturday, October 5.
*Photo credit to Emily Hatting