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Cross Country - Girls Varsity
|Date:||October 6, 2012|
UNDEFEATED AT HOME!
Kent proved to be great competition for the ladies on Saturday, October 6th. Just before the Berkshire girls cross country team took the starting line, the wind picked up, the temperatures dropped, and the skies opened. Nevertheless, the weather was not enough to get the best of The Bears as they ran with remarkable conviction resulting in another win.
Running three times in only eight days is not an easy feat. This is the week most cross country teams dread because of the fatigue it brings to the body and the injuries that can be a consequence of this fatigue. The ladies not only finished this arduous stretch without injury, but each of them was able to demonstrate tremendous progress through improving their times in just the last three days.
Tara Blundell ’14 was first to cross the finish line for a new course record for the girls (20:02)! In second and third place overall were Berkshire girls Julia Slyer ’14 (22:07) and Olivia Silverman ’15 (22:32). The first three shirts to cross the finish line were green, but even more impressive was the expression of determination on their faces. Their work ethic was exceptional. Meanwhile, Kent’s first three girls (Lamb, Porter, and Green) immediately followed Silverman - pacing each other in great style and with exemplary teamwork. Moving up two places in the last mile was Karolin Kreke ’13 finishing an impressive 7th place overall. More importantly, Karolin was the team’s most improved runner this week bettering her time by an entire minute in only three days! Another impressive development was the half a minute improvement by Krisse Niemi ’15. Outshining her time by an amazing fifty seconds was The Bear’s co-captain Francesca Ghi ’14.
Final Score: Berkshire wins over Kent 23-32. Nice job ladies!