Cross country: Spectrum team honors listed

Freshman Alex Blake (top rookie) ran with sophomore Zak Seiley here. (Photo by Rick Peterson)

The Spectrum cross country teams had a total of 36 participants this fall in their second season, and  participated in a conference meet for the first time. “We had a very young team with only one senior.  The future is bright as the vast  majority were first year runners,” reports coach Rich Peterson, who announced the following team honors.

Spectrum cross country, boys

Team record — 6th in conference, 17th in section

All MSCS-MCAA — Chad Schwinghammer (so)

Team awards – MVP: Schwinghammer … Hard worker: Joey Chaffin (so) … Most improved: Austin Owens (fr) … Perseverance: Alex Blake (fr) … 2012 captains: Schwinghammer, Joel Galvin

School records — Schwinghammer 17:51 for 5K (at St.Francis Inv.)

Spectrum cross country, girls

Team record – 3rd in conference, 11th in section

All-MSCS-MCAA — Kayla Zimmerman (so) … Honorable mention: Emily Owens (sr), Becca Peterson (so). Emily Evangelist (fr)

Team awards — MVP: Zimmerman … Hard worker: Sydney Blake (8th) … Team spirit: Owens … Most improved: Anna Wieters (fr) … Perseverance: Anna Nielsen (jr) … 2012 captains: Zimmerman, Peterson, Nielsen, Rachel Hansen

School records —  Zimmerman 16:10 for 4K (at Pierz in section)

Juniors Rachel Hansen (left) and Anna Nielson will be co-captains in 2012. (Photo by Rick Peterson)