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Sports :: Horst wins VS cross country race; boys team places first; girls second
· 10:25pm September 24th, 2013
Lily Horst finished the girls cross country course at Rodgers Park in her familiar first place again on Tuesday. This time she was nearly a minute faster than everyone else.
Horst's time of 15:17 was 58 seconds ahead of the second-place runner, Lily's long-time running partner and VS teammate Bristi Gerber.
Four of the top ten finishers in the girls race were Vikettes (Horst, Gerber, Casie Kenney and Hannah Haisman). The team finished one point behind West Delaware in team standings
The VS varsity boys team, led again by Derek Dinderman, finished first by a large margin over second-place Waterloo Columbus. Four boys (Dinderman, Nolan Sagan, Jordan Evans and Max Wehage) placed in the top 10 for the Vikings.
In addition to the Varsity, JV and Middle School races, there was also a one mile run/walk for VS faculty and the community. Approximately 60 people participated in this race, with VSHS teachers Tyler Lorenzen and Heather Kalous finishing first and second.
VS Cross Country Coach John Frazier said the 1-mile race was his idea. He hopes it will inspire more people in the community to get involved in fitness and running. Also, he said, it's good for the students to see their teachers running the race.
VS athletes change practice schedule to attend meet
Kalous, the VS girls track coach, observed that the VS football and volleyball teams changed their practice times so those athletes could come and cheer on the cross country team.
"They deserve a shout-out," said Kalous. "It was a proud night to be a Viking."
In JV races, the Vikings placed first as a team while the Vikettes were second.
Frazier shared his thoughts concerning the event and his athletes:
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