After months of training and waiting, the alternative fall season began with the Terry Meatheany/Hazelwood West XC Invite at Koch Park in Florissant. U. City represented in both the girls and boys 5K races. Senior Merrick Hoel opened her season with a first place finish and a time of 20:02. Sophomore Julien Trobaugh took second place in the boys 5K with a time of 19:43. Freshman Declan O’Leary competed in his first 5K, finishing with a time of 25:10.
U. City hosted the final cross country meet of the alternative fall season with the April Fools Invite at St. Vincent Park. Sophomore Julien Trobaugh took first place in the boys 5K race with a time of 18:09, which was a PR for Trobaugh. Freshman Declan O’Leary also earned a PR with a time of 22:56. In the girls 5K race, senior Merrick Hoel took first place with a time of 19:20.
“This was also a PR for Hoel, and a great way to close out her high school cross country career,” Brian Ashley, coach, said.