After many miles run, 5k's raced, and team support and spirit shared, the Brookfield Academy boys and girls cross country teams qualified for and competed at the Ridges State Cross Country Course in Wisconsin Rapids.
This challenging course, on a sunny upper 50s day, proved to be another successful grind for both teams. Led by ninth place overall finisher Nathaniel Osborne, the boys finished with a tremendous fifth place out of 16 teams. Strong races by Kamron Kaiser, Carlos Castro-Lopez, Jacob Reiner, Danny Reiner, Davis Arvold, and Grant Ihlenfeld helped solidify what has been a great season.
Consistent leader Rose Erlinder led the girls Blue Knights to a strong eighth place finish out of 16 teams. The eighth place finish was secured with the help from a super supporting cast consisting of Luci Jensen, Leora Schmidt, Claire Tracy, Tara Dhawale, Izabella Gomez, and Avery Denman.
It has been notable how courageous Tara and Avery ran while dealing with some bumps and bruises. Equally as important as the races was how much warmth, laughter, and team spirit contributed to memories that will last forever.