WMAA faced tremendous competition on Wednesday August 28 at the Saranac Invitational. Both boys and girls squad represented the toughness to finish 4th and 6th respectively out of 13 teams.
The one two punch of Jack Tamlyn 17:20 and Maxim Reuchlein 17:22 finished as medal winners in 13th and 14th place overall out of 210 runners. Aiden Moratalla-Alanso 18:16 finished 28th, followed by Hunter Norman 18:51 and Nolan Westenburg 19:02 in 45th and 52nd. Jack, Maxim, Aiden and Nolan had all-time best times.
The women were led by Freshman Kayla Barna with an 18th place finish in 21:28. Her time is the fastest time ever run by a freshman girl in WMAA Cross Country history. Kayla was followed by Senior Karlie Platz in 22nd place 21:59 and Freshman Belinda Vrielink in 22:00 in 23rd place. Junior Carmen Vyn and Freshman Meigan Lanning closed out the scoring for the Aviators in 60th and 62nd place with times of 23:46 and 23:49 respectively.
Eleven of the fourteen women Aviators ran their lifetime best times on a hilly challenging course.
WMAA heads to the Coach B Invitational on Monday September 9 at the Gun Lake State Park for their next meet.