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By Shari Friedel

Tribune Staff

The Perkins County cross country team took part in the McCook meet on Thursday, Sept. 16.

The girls finished in fifth place— “A real feather in their cap,” said Coach Paula Wurst. “McCook is a big meet with Class A, B, C and D schools.”

Running so she had nothing left at the end  of the race, junior Ashley Kemling medaled fifth, higher than she ever has at the McCook Invite, and set a new personal record at 16:25.

Following in a tight pack were Jessie Hoffert, Courtney Lyon and Krystal Gaar, who each finished just over 19 minutes, running extremely well, said Wurst.

Rebecca Cornelius and Anna Fournier also survived the hills of McCook nicely, said Wurst, with Rebecca finishing in spite of a foot injury.

The boys also competed well, according to Coach Wurst.

“Seth and Dalton finished together, again, Seth’s leadership continues to guide the team,” she said.

Both Jake Sexson and Brendon Barry ran injured and completed the race.

“These kids are all really tough and I appreciate their desire and their toughness,” said Coach Wurst.

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