Runners finish first at King’s Invitational

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Julia Mattis, 12, sprints to the finish at the King’s Invitational. Mattis finished in 14th at the race. She was one of the runners who attained a season-best time at the meet. Photo Courtesy of Sarah Gukenberger.

Ellen Martinson

As temperatures are cooling down, the girls cross country team is heating up. They finished first overall at the King’s Invitational on Sept. 23.

Senior Rosie Menyhert led the team with her impressive first place finish in a time of 18:43. Sophomore Kamaria Walton also helped secure the team’s win with a strong second place overall finish.

“This was our first overall first-place team finish so it was really exciting,” senior Abby Miller said.

Three other runners helped compile the team score with finishes in sixth, 12th, and 14th place. For some runners, they got a season best time.

“I was really proud of myself because I was competitive with my teammates during the race and got a new personal record for the season,” senior Julia Mattis said.

The girls next meet is on Sept. 27, where they will compete with teams from across the city at the St. Xavier Invitational.

“Hopefully our team will continue the streak and do well there as well,” Miller said.

For the full King’s Invitational results, including boys, click here.