Many students set personal bests at the home Skyline cross country meet.
The Skyline cross country team hosted a home invitational meet on Saturday. Both the junior high and high school teams competed and ended with several personal best records.
The invitational started with the 7th grade boys and girls one-mile race. Angela Beckenholdt was Skyline’s only competitor in this race and she finished with a time of 7:42.
Following the 7th grade race was the 8th grade boys and girls two-mile competition. Brett Graber and Brett Atteberry were the only two Skyline boys in this race. Atteberry finished with a time of 16:03, and Graber beat his personal best with a time of 18:20. Kyanna Davidson, Skyline’s only female 8th grade runner, completed her race with a time of 14:57, besting the school previous record by 59 seconds.
After the junior high races finished, high school JV boys and girls 5K com- petition started. Skyline had no girls in the race but had a strong lineup on the boys’ side. Brock McKennon placed seventh, stopping the clock at 23:35. Tanner MaGee finished next earning 10th place. Jon Wiltshire took the last medal for the team ending in 15th place. Hunter Egging, Rohan Bhakta, and Jace Riggs rounded out the team in 17th, 22nd, and 23rd places respectively. Everyone improved on their time from the last meet.
Next the girls varsity competed, earning 2nd place overall. Heidi and Haley Roberts finished 6th and 7th. Katelyn McGraw passed the finish line about half a minute behind these two, completing the race with 10th place.
The boy’s varsity race ended the meet. A new- comer to the team, Mark Schmidt, ran a new personal record with a time of 18:04, earning him 4th place. Finishing just be- hind his teammate was Jackson Wallace stopping the clock at 18:30. An- other new member, Jacob Swisher, crossed the line in 9th place with a time of 19:11.
“I was pleased with the performances of our runners. There were many new personal best times and the high school team results, considering the holes created by injured runners, were outstanding,” Coach Neifert said of his team.
Skyline travels to St. John this Thursday to run the Stafford Golf Course.