Patriot Invite

Saturday, October 13 2018

The Hawks ended their regular season on a high-note today at the Peoria Heights Patriot Invite. The Hawks walked away with seven career PR's(personal records) and five new season PR's. The race is run on the state course at Detweiller Park in Peoria. 

* = Runners that achieved a new career PR

# = Runners that achieved a new season PR

The varsity girls led the afternoon off with a 16th-place finish out of 64 competing teams. They were led up front by a trio of Hawk runners; Jadyn Stephens in 56th place(*20:41), Becca Conlisk in 69th(21:20), and Tanya Fehr in 85th(*21:54). Rounding out the scoring for the Hawks was Lexi Zimmerman in 130th(23:42), Anna Hale in 132nd(23:45) and Heidi Meister in 143rd(#24:07). 

The varsity boys posted a 39th overall finish. They ran without two of their top boys, who are currently battling leg injuries. The varsity boys stepped up today and still had two runners finish in the 18's. Leading the way for the Hawks was Ian Pick in 154th(#18:35) and Caleb Embry in 158th(*18:43). Also finishing in the varsity race was Collin Fogarty in 200th(*19:25), Adrien Ruiz in 210th(19:42), and Joey Trembley in 247th(20:50). 

The open race also had some strong performances. The open race consisted of six Hawk runners who all posted either a new career PR or a new season PR.  Matthew Huisman posted a *19:17, Jackson Evans a *19:59, Nic Rhoda a #23:07, Vivian Walter a #24:56, Kylie Bazzell a #26:52, and Kindal Cote a *27:37. 

To end the season with this many PR's really shows how hard the kids have been working these past couple of weeks. We have been gearing up for the Farmington Regional, which boasts some of the strongest teams in the area. The regional is hosted by Farmington High School next Saturday the 20th. The varsity girls will race at 10:00, and the varsity boys will be at 10:45.