Sting continue strong start to season

Sports Reporter

by Eric Oslund

Sports Reporter

The Spectrum cross-country team made their way to the Rockford Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 7, to compete in a hilly and taxing 5K course. Nine teams competed in the event, and the Sting boys were able to come away with a second-place finish, and the girls finished seventh.

Zack Anderson’s late-race charge was nearly enough to win Thursday’s race, but he just ran out of room. (Submitted photo)

Zack Anderson continued to lead the way for the boys, finishing in second with a time of 17:24.6, crossing the finish line 3.6 seconds behind the event’s winner and nearly completing his comeback. Ben Harvey was the next Sting boy to cross the finish line, in eighth, with a time of 18:55. He was followed by Nevin Sagstetter in 15th (19:18), Zach Reese in 19th (19:26), and Desmond Orton in 20th (19:27).

For the girls, it was sophomore Martha Bergley leading the way for the Sting, finishing in 16th with a time of 22:36. She was followed by Kristen Borchert in 22nd (23:24), Maria Novotny in 38th (24:21), Makayla Harmer in 41st (24:33), and Phoebe Holmes in 43rd (24:50).

Martha Bergley led the way for the Sting girls at the Rockford Invitational finishing in 16th. (Submitted photo)

“This was a more challenging course than a week ago,” head coach Rick Peterson said. “We still had quite a few runners set personal best times. Our boys team is off to a pretty strong start considering we also placed first and second overall in the JV race. Our girls team is working hard and has made good progress in the past week.”