The Bruins cross country teams sent 7 individuals to the Marion Regional today. The Bruins ran well and Falynne Reed finished 9th as an individual and became the first Bruin to advance to semi-state since 2007. She will run at the Ft Wayne Semi-State next Saturday at IPFW.
Coach Gleckler shared, “I am so proud of all of the work that each and every one of these kids put into the season! I could not have asked for a better group of seniors to coach, especially for my first season of coaching. They made life easier on me and were always willing to go the extra mile to reach their goals. Though the season may not have ended the way that everyone desired, we can all look back at the work we have put in this season and smile at the overall success. I will miss each of the seniors dearly and their spaces will be hard to fill. I hope that they have enjoyed this season as much as I have and I am looking forward to building onto our roster for next year.
“Falynne has had goals since the beginning of the summer, one of which was to advance to semi-state. Her success in making it to semi-state is due in part to her dedication to summer training miles as well as a complete commitment to the cross country program. Her discipline also allowed her to break the girls 5k school record two weeks ago at the CIC Championships. Falynne’s success proves that cross country is not only a team sport, but also an individual one in which each participant has the opportunity to achieve their own successes.”
Andrew Thurman, 63rd (18:00)
Brady Swartz, 74th (18:28)
Justin Call, 83rd (19:22)
Falynne Reed, 27th (20:43)
Bailey Cline, 48th, (21:28)
Julie Twibell, 60th (21:37)
Ashley Thurman, 6th (22:25)
Congrats to all the Bruins on a great season and for advancing to the Regional! Good luck to Falynne at Semi-State. Make us proud!