By Lenny Sementi
Mason Day and coach Mike Rosenbaum’s girls cross country team ended their 2019 campaign at the St. Anthony Sectional this past Saturday on the Mid America Motor Works Corvette test track on the north side of Effingham. Day and the girls advanced out of the Tuscola regional a week ago earning the right for a shot at some of the best in the state.
Day, a senior, wound up his high school career finishing twelve spots out state meet qualification as an individual rounding the wet slipper course in seventeen minutes and fifty-two seconds. He ended his day listed twenty-first on the individual list and forty-fifth overall against some of the top runners in the state and nearly one hundred and fifty runners edging an Arthur runner at the tape.
Brynn Tabeling, like she has all season, long led the way for the ladies in black and gold. The junior runner took sixty-second overall and landed in the top thirty individually leading the Lady Warriors to a twenty-first place finish out of twenty nine teams represented. Next up in the two hole was first year runner Makenzie Hershchberger ending her day in the top one hundred with a twenty-four minutes and fifty-seven seconds. One spot and one second behind was coach Rosenbaum’s third scorer Hannah Hornaday. The fourth and fifth scoring runners were seniors Faithlyn Daugherty and Hannah Lemay crossing the line in twenty-five minutes and five seconds and twenty-six minutes and thirteen seconds while Kenzi Heckler served as the alternate.