A near-perfect score for the boys team highlighted the Yutan performances at the East Butler Invitational. Danny Greblunas won the individual race and Jacob Schulz ran third, Tyler Ziemba was fourth and Jayden Graham placed fifth to give the Chieftains 13 team points, just three more than the minimum. John Grinvalds (6th) and Corrigan Abraham (15th) also medaled.
Coach Rod Henkel – “The course is such a challenge, with its hilly terrain, but the heat and humidity made it even more difficult. The results speak for themselves – the Yutan runners are a tough bunch. It was cool to almost have a perfect 10 and even more impressive to have five of the top six boy runners. There wasn’t much competition for Sarah in the girls race so she cruised to the win. Cassie looked awful strong before struggling in the final 1000 meters, but she still toughed it out.”