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Two runners earn all-conference honors

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:40 am

Van-Far’s Lathyn McMorris checks his watch as he crosses the finish line in first place in the Van-Far Invite.

Though the Van-Far boys and girls cross country program didn’t have enough runners to earn team points while some runners also battled injuries, the squad had a solid showing in their first ever EMO Conference meet in Bowling Green.
Lathyn McMorris ran injured but still managed a time of 19:20 to earn second-team, all-conference honors in ninth place. He is expected to take the next meet off to get ready for districts.
Teammate Sam Hazel was also named second-team, all-conference with an 11th place time of 19:29.
Logan Wilson wasn’t far behind in 20th place. Wilson beat his personal record by 1:20 with a time of 20:38. Jayson Orr set a new PR by :40 seconds with a time of 27:18. Tyler Robinson did not compete in the race.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing the boys compete as a team at the next couple meets since that has not happened a lot this year,” said Van-Far head coach Kris Cross. “I was very impressed with how much Logan and Jayson improved and look for that to continue especially if we get some cooler temperatures in the next couple weeks.”
The Lady Indians were led by Maddie McAfee, who was 19th with a time of 25:49. Maddie Dunn was 20th and set a new PR by :40 with her time of 25:55.
Vanessa Martinez took 34th setting a new PR with a time of 28:15.
Kenede Farrell also beat her PR by :30 seconds and finished the course in 32:06.
“The girls ran very well almost all of them getting a PR on a humid morning,” Cross said.