Green means go -- Cross Country boys don't stop

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Photos by John Tucker

Pictured above: Seth Schenck leads the race, finishing second overall.

Hermann, Mo. –- Tuesday the Shamrock Cross Country team made a statement at the Hermann Invitational.  They made it clear that when you see green at a meet, it means they will go.

When the light turns from red to green (starting gun fired) there is no stopping them.  If there are any schools that have red as a school color it would be a good idea to change your school colors for any meet the green machines are at. Once the light turns green, this group of boys run every red light they see.

Seth "Steady Eddy" Schenck continues to lead his team, finishing second with a time of 18:20, Dominick Pataky came in fourth, followed by Zach Grater in 10th and Will Smith finished 25th.

The Rocks finished tied with St. Clair for first, however because New Haven’s number six runner was injured, St Clair was awarded first place.  Coach John Tucker said, “I was very pleased with how hard our boys ran.  Tying St. Clair for first really shows how we are improving each meet and I am excited to see how we do at our Conference Meet.”

It was a team effort, but Zach Schwab who had his best time of the year, 20:49, and finishing 32.  Coach Tucker said, “No doubt Tuesday’s meet was another example of how these boys are a team.  I can’t say enough of how proud I was of Schwab, he really ran hard, competed, and ran his best time of the year.  He has been working hard in practice and it is starting to pay off.”

The Varsity boy’s next meet will be next Tues., Oct. 11 at Owensville beginning at 4 p.m.

Pictured left: Cole Lensing

JV Boys
In the JV race Cole Lensing finished sixth place, winning a medal for the first time.  Brandon Carey came in 24th.