That’s why we are so proud of our race at the 2016 Charger Classic Invitational. Like last year, we gave some of our JV runners a chance to mix things up in a varsity tilt. The competition was formidable-- programs like Oswego East are clearly building a strong identity, and Normal University High’s pack executed their race plan as though they had trained together for a decade. Our runners were tasked with representing our idea amidst a talented field and an unfamiliar race.
Our next five runners likewise honored our team’s idea. Junior Evan McVittie (64th; 16:09) reflected hard work, while classmate Keanan Ginell (70th; 16:14) embodied toughness. Senior Erik Huenecke (72nd; 16:21) represented heart, while junior Dakota Getty (75th, 16:23) showed discipline and intelligent pacing. And senior Isaiah Robinson (77th, 16:24)-- a star in another sport-- personified steely competitiveness.