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Gorillas host cross country invitational last Tuesday

The Gorilla Cross Country Invitational was held at the Gregory Golf Course on Tuesday, September 2nd with 119 athletes participating, representing 11 area cross country teams.

The meet kicked off at 2:30 with the JV races. Ten JV girls and 32 JV boys ran a 4000 meter course. The winning time for the girls race was 20:57 by Karlee Olson from Platte-Geddes. The winner for the boys’ JV race was Toby Zephier from Wagner with a time of 16:20.

The girl’s 5000-meter varsity race was next with Gregory’s Emma Thomas battling it out with Kelly Sondgeroth from Platte-Geddes. Sondgeroth pulled ahead on the home stretch for the win in her time of 22:20 with Thomas finishing 2nd with a time of 22:30. Gregory runner Sierra Rencountre had a nice race, finishing in the 5th place spot with her time of 24:55. Platte-Geddes varsity girls won the team title with runners finishing in 1st, 3rd and 4th place.



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