Maddox sets PR at home invitational

Cardinal Cross Country

MIDDLEFIELD—Cardinal senior Megan Maddox felt right at home during Saturday’s Cardinal Invitational.

Maddox set another personal record by finishing the race in 21:01, good for 11th place overall.

“It feels amazing, especially on such a hot day, that I was able to run even faster,” Maddox said.

All season long, Maddox has worked hard to move higher up on the school record board for fastest times in a 5K.

She entered Saturday in seventh place.

“I ran a 21 today and I ran a 21:20 before and that put me at seventh, so I’m hoping that brings me up to sixth,” she said. “I just want to get as high as I can.”

Sophomore Jenna Ayer just missed a top 50 finish when she came in at 25:38, good for 51st place. Sophomores Autumn Zak and Abigail Geesling weren’t far behind as they finished 54th and 58th, respectively. Zak ran a 25:54 while Geesling finished in 26:37.

Sophomore Hanna Sauberan (27:16) and senior Ashley Peterson (28:32) also ran for the Huskies.

Senior Brendan White led the Cardinal boys with a time of 19:52, good for 45th place.

Freshmen Gene Henrie (20:38) and Trevor Bachna (20:54), seniors Joey Bradesca (21:12) and Ben Lobdell (21:43) and sophomore Clayton Sauberan (23:28) also competed for Cardinal.

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