On Saturday, September 7, Columbus Academy challenged themselves against a stacked Division 2 field at the McGowan Invitational hosted by Watkins Memorial High School.
With another dominant performance, Luke Nester’21 clocked in at an impressive 16:09, coming up only four seconds short of the school record and earning himself a sixth-place finish. Both Charlie Sabgir’20 and Jake Huddleston’21 placed 27th and 36th,respectively-both going sub 18 minutes, while Peter Heerman’22 and Calvin Wade’21 also ran well, securing our boys an eighth place team finish out of twenty-six.
In our girls meet, Annalise Grammel placed 5th, crossing the finish line at 18:59. Junior Regan Cornelius came in exactly 1 minute behind, as both held their own running sub 20 minutes for the second week in a row. Freshman Samantha Frickel and sophomores Janet Li and Madeline Proctor also had strong races, contributing to a 10th out of 25 place team finish.
With this Saturday off, the Vikes look to get in some extra miles and prepare themselves for the Pickerington Central Invitational on Saturday, September 21.