On Friday, October 3, the GRHS cross country team traveled to Bayard for the 2012 Western Trails Conference. Despite temperatures in the low 30’s, wind, snow and sleet, the girls defended their 2011 title and once again brought it home to Gordon.
The back to back WTC Conference champs are: Dani Wellnitz, Rachel Johnson, Taryn American Horse, Robin Ferguson and Becca Wellnitz. Enduring the weather, the girls had great times. Dani Wellnitz placed first with a 17:47 Rachel Johnson 5th with a 20:04 and Taryn 10th with a 20:42. She was followed by Robin Ferguson with a 21:24 and Becca Wellnitz with a 23:49. Excellent work ladies, you deserve it!
The same day, the Varsity boys brought home some personal bests. Gary Kaplan placed 2nd with a 16:52 and Michael Barth in the top 20 with a 20:58. David Birkbeck ran a 21:36 with Cody Kaplan hot on his tail with a 21:51.
To close out the GRMS season at WTC Juan Sanchez placed 5th with a 12:47, Darin Archibald 8th with a 13:32, and in the top 15 were Harley Carr 15:33 and Wade Bergman 15:48.
“They worked hard all season and all improved their times with leaps and bounds, and we can wait to see them again next season,” said Angela and Joel Anderson.