Monday, September 24, 2018
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Runners step forward at Lex

LEXINGTON—After a long holiday weekend, cross country runners might have a bit of difficulty with a 4K or 5K run.

For Gothenburg runners who worked out over the Labor Day weekend, though, the Lexington Invite on Sept. 7 was a good experience.

Coach Steve Reeves said the Swedes performed well in the non-scoring meet.

“It was a good meet in the sense that it’s always good to compete against teams like Lexington,” Reeves said. “And the course is challenging so the kids get a good hill workout.”

In the boys race, four Swedes finished in the top 15.

Brett Dockweiler came in second behind Lexington’s Franklin Ibarra with Luke Rehmert, Bryce Eggleston and Joshua Clark fifth, sixth and 10th respectively.

“Both the girls and the boys teams made a step forward,” Reeves said. “That’s what we want to see from one week to the next.”

Freshman Abbie Mazour earned her first varsity medal in the girls’ race finishing in 10th place.

“I think it was a break-through meet for Abbie,” Reeves said. “She found out what she’s capable of doing.”