A perfect “10”. That’s what the Yutan boys cross country team scored at the East Butler Invitational at Timber Point. The Chieftains’ top four boys ran together throughout much of the race, with Mason Timm, Jayden Graham and John Grinvalds sprinting the last 200 meters to the finish. Those three, along with Tyler Ziemba, completed the perfect score by finishing 1-2-3-4. Nick Schulz also medaled in 8th.
Emily Pogue cruised to the championship of the meet, winning by 39 seconds, with Natalie Lothringer finishing just out of the medals in 16th.
Allan Cramblitt, Brenden Leahy and Nic Lothringer also ran the course.
The junior high boys finished 2-4-11, with Brady Timm, Colby Tichota and Hayden Lewis. Emily Fisher (7) and Mary Lynn Lewis (15) ran for the girls.
Coach Rod Henkel – “Once we found out Malcolm was not running its varsity, and the top Aquinas boy was sick and not running, we had a goal of scoring the 10. The boys ran together nicely and it was cool to see their sprint at the end. This meet is more about conditioning and hill work that really the competition and all of our kids benefitted from this meet. Emily improved from the JCC meet and this course will only make her better.”