The 5th-6th Grade Cross Country team finished the season on a very high note by capturing the NOAL League Championship.
The girls were fired up before the race and wanted to complete their undefeated season. The Cardinals took home first place by over 30 points. Sacred Heart had the largest team on the starting line out of the entire league. CoCo V. '30 finished 1st overall in the race with a time of 9:30. Finley B. '30 came in with an impressive 3rd place finish with a time of 9:47. Bailey R. '30 went out the hardest she ever did at a race and hung on to the finish with a new personal record of 10:10 for a 6th place finish. Rounding out the top ten was Emma R. '30 who had a very strong finish to run a time of 10:27. Olivia T. '30 and Claire D. '30 both ran stride for stride the last 400 meters to capture places 11th and 12th to help their team score valuable points to lead to a first place finish.
I wish I could name all the personal records because there was a large number of athletes who took full advantage of their last race and came home with impressive times. K.K. D' 31 was our first 5th grade finisher in the race and ran a time of 10:56. The 5th-6th grade team finished first in every race they competed in this season.
The 7th-8th grade team finished with a 3rd place tie overall. This was a very impressive finish since we only entered 7 runners in the race. Molly Mc. '28 took off from the start and really pushed herself which led to a new personal record of 14:08 which put her in 7th place overall. Molly has been working extremely hard towards her goals. Campbell S. '29 finished 8th place overall and ran her best race of the season with a new personal record of 14:34. Campbell is a really strong runner who is not afraid to run through a little pain. Birdie B. '29 continued to take time off of her race times and pushed herself to a new personal record of 15:13. She finished in the top 20 out of over 100 runners. Birdie ran very consistent back to back miles to lead her to this great time and finish. The future looks bright for the cross country program.