By: Victoria Ellinwood
The boys team has been doing very well so far this year. The top runner for the boys was Kyle Rauch with one first place finish, one second place finish, and one 11th place finish, but because he did not race last week the new top runner is Cole Walbolt. The girls team has also been successful this far into the season. Their top runner, Hope Oelkrug, has been doing very well overall including three first place finishes and one fifth place finish at various different meets. Both the boys and the girls are currently ranked first in the league after 4 meets and are hoping to be league champions this year.
On Saturday, September 22nd the Tiger’s cross country team will be competing on their home course at Widewater. Teams that will be attending this meet include Antwerp, Hilltop, Kalida, Liberty Center, North Central, Tinora, Patrick Henry, Toledo Christian, Emmanuel Christian, Fayette, Montpelier, Plymouth, Stryker, and Wayne Trace for the orange division. For the black division the teams include Bowling Green, Greenville, Otsego, Fairview, Napoleon, Delta, Evergreen, Pettisville, Holgate, Swanton, Archbold, Gibsonburg, and Bryan. The girls orange race starts at 9:00 and the boys orange race will start at 9:45. The races for the girls black race is at 10:30 and 11:15 for boys. There is also junior high races and an elementary fun run that will be taking place after the high school races are finished. This course is very well known for its water crossing and hills that runners come across while running. The course is 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) long. Every year, the cross country teams only have one home meet. So make sure you come out and support your Liberty Center cross country teams this Saturday!