The Aurelia Cross Country team ran at two meets in the last week.
On Thursday, Nick Hirschman and Ryan Donahoo ran in the varsity boys' race. Hirschman finished 65th, in a time of 24:49, and Donahoo was right behind him in 66th place, with a time of 26:24. Coach Aaron Ware said that both ran hard, and have been making continuous improvement through the season. He said he is really pleased with their progress so far.
Running at Alta on Monday the 24th, Donahoo finished 25th in the boys' JV race, running in a time of 25:21. Jessica Mann ran in the girls' varsity race and her season-best time of 22:01 enabled her to place 37th.
The junior high girls ran a 1.5 mile race, and Aurelia was well represented by several girls. Kate Carlson finished 14th in a time of 13:02, Gracie Winterhof finished 15th in 13:03, Mackenzie Stewart was 19th in 13:23, Stephanie Stange ran a time of 13:41 to place 22nd, Hannah Engelke was 23rd in 13:43, and Lacie Sleezer placed 25th with a time of 14:19.
Coach Ware said the relatively short course allowed the girls to "really cut loose and run hard," and he was really pleased with the times they posted.