South Iron Team & State Qualifiers @ District's
This past Saturday was Class 1 District 2 XC Meet at Spanish Lake, St. Louis hosted by Lutheran North School.
South Iron has 3 top 15 finishers who are going to state this Saturday at Columbia. In the boys division Sophomore DJ Prater received 8th place with a time of 19:05.97. This will be his second trip to state as DJ improved his time by 40 seconds from last years run. Sophomore Lawson Graves received 9th place with a time of 19:09.80. The past month Lawson has really stepped up his game, which has paid off for his first trip to state. In the girls division Freshman Arwen Koenig received 11th place with a time of 24:44.56. Since the early summer Arwen has been really working hard for this moment to earn her first trip to state.
I am super thrilled for our athletes to have this experience! This is a great educational opportunity to have the chance to go to Columbia this Saturday and compete at a high level. I am very proud of them and to all our XC athletes who ran Saturday, even though for many their season came to an end, they all still improve on their times. We will miss our seniors Blake Crayton and Alyssa Malone who provided great leadership to the team. They model the kind of character that student athletes should follow. I am grateful for their investment and hard work in our program!