Shiloh Wood competes on the Johnsburg Central School cross country running team during a 2012 meet.
The Johnsburg cross country team held its first home meet on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
The race was held at the Allison’s on Bird Pond Road and included teams from Argyle, Hadley-Luzerne and Johnsburg. The weather was warm and the race times were fast.
In the boys’ race, Daryn Hutchings of Argyle won in a course record time of 17:02. Johnsburg’s Terry Allard was nipped out of third place at the line for a finish time of 19:54. Dylan Moore is beginning his surge for the final sprint. In the girls’ race, our own Gillian Hayden won with a personal best time of 25:35 for our home course. Yana Kinblom placed fifth and Shiloh Wood in seventh place. Our modified runner Sasha Kinblom sprinted in for a second place finish.
Many thanks are due to the volunteers who make these races possible: Sam and Sue Allison for hosting the race and maintaining the course, along with neighbor Dave Tyrel. Thanks also to the many parents and teachers who played a vital role in the management of the race: Eilene Totzke, Jill Toney, Karen Moore, Debbie Bedard, Tracy Watson, Jill Pederson, Christian and Sue Hayden, and Amanda Durkee.
The cross country team also made a trip down to Queensbury High on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Adirondack Classic Cross Country race hosted 110 different teams from all over New York state. It was awesome to experience the energy and pageantry of a big race such as this. Terry Allard and Dylan Moore ran well in the huge field of small schools. Terry finished in 68th place with a time of 19:58. In the girls’ race, Gillian Hayden led our girls, followed by Yana Kinblom and Shiloh Wood.