This last weekend, Hackett boys and girls cross country ran straight for the podium at the Otsego Bulldog Invite, adding two new trophies to the season’s collection.
The girls team finished in 2nd place with 44 points, having three Top-10 finishers! (Brie Siems, Emma Riker, Kate Van Es) Katelyn Gillen and Emma Riker also ran PRs.
Boys won 1st place with 21 points, having all five scoring runners finish Top-10! (Marek Butkiewicz, Gavin Sehy, Sean Siems, Nick Doerr, Kellen Siems). Nick Doerr ran a new PR.
The Otsego Bulldog Invite is always one of the fastest cour
ses of the season, however this year the weather didn’t comply. Runners fought the heat through many open fields in direct sunlight, still bringing home the hardware and even a few PRs. Hackett Cross Country runners once again find victory through challenge.
The season is soon reaching its climax with the regional meet just over 3 weeks out and states another week after that. Both boys and girls teams are looking to make a state run, with the top 3 teams at regionals qualifying to move on.