The Johnsburg cross country team ran to Coach Wilson’s house in Riparius as an annual training run in preparation for the Adirondack League Cross Country Championships.
The runners enjoyed a spaghetti dinner and a lively competition of “Apples to Apples.” The 8-mile run has become an end-of-the-season tradition and a highlight for the runners. The championship race was Thursday, Oct. 27.
A rainy start to the day slowly got colder with snow greeting the varsity boys race. The team got ready to run hard as they warmed up their bodies in the cold drizzle.
The race involves teams from Corinth, Hadley/Luzerne, Whitehall, North Warren, Argyle, Lake George and Johnsburg.
Johnsburg’s local runners had standout performances with some personal records and a lot of improvement.
In the boys race, Matt Hayden was ninth to earn a spot on the Adirondack League All Stars. Terry Allard, an up-and-coming freshman star, placed 17th in just over 20 minutes, and Dylan Moore finished with a personal record of 24:54.
In the girls race, three Johnsburg girls made the All-Star team: Emily Liebelt in seventh place, Fiona Fahy in 12th place, and Morgan Mohr in 14th place. Montana Berg continues to improve greatly with a personal record in 22nd place, and Shiloh Wood rounded out the team’s stellar performance.
Gillian Hayden had a great modified race coming in at 13th place, and Sebastian Wood ran hard against the other modified boys. The team’s looking forward to the Section II race in Saratoga Friday, Nov. 4.