The Buena Vista High School cross country runners capped off the season in a big way as the Lady Demons won the second place team trophy at the state championship races at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.
“Each one of our Buena Vista runners ran with such a huge heart on Saturday,” said a proud coach Julia Fuller. “Each of them really did leave it all out there.”
Individually for the girls, Mallory Salazar finished sixth and Molly McMurry was tenth.
Rosston Sherlock made it to the medal stand finishing number seven among the boys, who finished sixth as a team.
Five out of the six runners for the boys ran their personal best time at the state meet. Sherlock went into the meet seeded as the No. 15 overall runner based on his season’s best time.
“That is a phenomenal feat and a very well-run race for him,” Fuller said.
“It takes a whole team to walk away with a second place finish at state,” Fuller said. “I do not just mean the top scoring athletes, it takes each and every person who had been a part of our season.
“We have been so impressed to see the growth of this team as runners and individuals. They lift each other up and drive each other to be better in everything they do,” she said.
Running for the girl’s team at state were Mallory Salazar (6th, 20:29), Molly McMurry (10th, 20:43), Alexis Santopietro (61st, 23:43), Aja Hogan (84th, 24:46), Scout McMurry (103rd, 26:14) and Abigail Nagel (109th, 25:50).
Runners for the sixth place boy’s team were Rosston Sherlock (7th, 17:13), Issac Hutchings (33rd, 18:23), Jack Helmke (63rd, 19:03), Israel McDowel (67th, 19:07), Zachary Dylan (98th, 20:22) and Aaron White (102nd, 20:34).