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Sophomore Brient Wood turned in a personal best at the Chase County meet.

Pouk earns fourth at CC

Three runners set personal records and one student, Colton Pouk, earned a medal the Chase County Invite on Thursday, Sept. 10.

Though there were initially concerns about the weather after an exceptionally cool week, coach Seth Burge said it turned out to be a beautiful day to run. He said it was cool and comfortable. 18 teams competed at Chase County, with 120 runners in the boys race and 75 in the girls race. Five runners from Perkins County competed, which is one more student than last week. Junior Kiara Schulze ran her first race of the season last Thursday.

Pouk, Brient Wood and Keegan Sims ran for the boys team again on Thursday. Pouk earned 4th place with a time of 17:54, a personal record.

Wood also set a personal record with a time of 20:47, placing him in 51st. Sims placed 107th with a time of 26:20, which is down by nearly two minutes from the North Platte meet.

Meredith Gloy and Schulze were the runners for the girls team. Gloy achieved a personal record with a time of 23:46, earning her 23rd place. Schulze finished her first race of the year in 67th, with a time of 30:06.

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Perkins County’s cross country team will travel to McCook on Thursday, Sept. 17. Races will begin at 4 p.m.

Burge said the course is very hilly, and on top of that it is usually a warm meet. There will be several big schools at the race, also.

To train, the team has been running on the big hills of Perkins County. The practices were intense, according to Burge, but the runners are taking it well so far.

Burge is unsure if any new runners will be participating in their next meet. He said he hopes more will be able to run, but he wants to see the kids healthy and prepared before they race in a meet.


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