High School Cross Country · Girls Cross Country Team Finishes 5th at State Finals, Denike Places 68th


The weather was the complete opposite from their Regional race just one week ago but the girls’ cross country team managed to fight through near freezing temperatures to take fifth in the state for Division 2. It ties the best finish in program history for girls cross country at the state finals.

Chloie Musta led the Vikings, finishing in 40th place while Kendall Schopieray placed 47th, Susie Huckle 77th, Ellie Cool 90th, Gwen Phillips 94th, Gabi Metzger 148th, and Ellah Santangelo 221st.

Jared Denike ran as an individual on the boys’ side. He placed 68th overall to finish out his high school career.

The Vikings graduate 8 seniors: Abraham Apfel, Jared Denike, Justin Denike, Susie Huckle, Gabi Metzger, Troy Miller, Tucker Bachman, and William Walker. Congratulations on a great season and thank you for your dedication to the cross country program over the last four years!