The Cross Country team poses for a team picture.

The Nemaha Central Middle School Cross Country Team met at the Marysville Country Club on Saturday, September 3, to run their first race of the cross country season. Two seventh graders and seven eighth graders attended the first meet of the season.  The team is coached by Jon Thomas. There were 11 teams at the first meet. 

The boys' runners had a great start to the race, as many of them took an early lead. There were 24 boy runners in the entire race. Brady Koch was the first runner to cross the finish line for the Thunder, finishing 2nd place in the boys' division with a time of 11:43, only 10 seconds behind the first place runner. Colten Corby was the next to finish in 4th place with a time of 12:04. He was shortly followed by Harry Langill, who finished in 6th place with a time of 12:08. Carson Edelman finished 12th place with a time of 13:30, Gus Rusche 15th place with a time of 13:59, and Aiden Streeter finished 20th with a time of 16:34.

Brady Koch said, “It was a good first meet. I think we did really well as a team, and I can’t wait for the next meet.”

The girls had only three runners that competed at Marysville, one eighth grader and two seventh graders. There were 14 girl runners. Rachel Nordhus, an eighth grader, claimed 4th place with a time of 15:01. Korah Koch finished in 9th place with a time of 18:08, and Ella Sourk finished in 11th place with a time of 18:56.

Great job runners, and good luck for the rest of the season.

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