Tigers Dominate Season Opener
“I went out a little fast, but I’m definetly happy with where I’m at and how the team is looking right now,” Schaefer says.
Other scorers for the Tigers included senior Ryan Guenthner, sophomore Grady Shiftlet, junior Cooper Marchal, and sophomore Zach Larkin who placed fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth respectively. Not far behind was junior Eric Portaro who placed 14th and junior Clay Meiers who placed 21st.
“Today went really well,” Guenthner said. “I’m very happy with how the team is coming along and I think the future is looking bright. We made a statement today by putting five in the top 10 and had two more in the top 20 range. It’s just shows how ready we’re to compete. It’s the first stop on the way to Portland.”
The JV team also had an outstanding performance by placing first which was led by Joey Schrepferman who won the race. Schrepferman has been injured recently and was placed in the JV race as a precaution to prevent further injury.
“I won the race, but I still would have liked a better time,” Schrepferman said. “I haven’t been running at full speed at practice or done workouts because of the injury so I’m ok with where I’m at, but I definetly plan on returning to the state team and I think I can be top five for St. X. Injury-wise I feel great which is the most important part. Once I get my cardio all the back up I think I’ll be back to normal.”
Sophomore Brian Carrico, sophomore Pierce Walker, sophomore Luke Buddeke, and junior Alex Tapia scored fourth, eighth, ninth, and 15th respectively and also rounded out the scorers for the JV team.
The freshman team also placed third. John Paul Stegman placed 14th, Kaden Woo placed 17th, Peter Schoenbachler placed 18th, and Shawn Payne placed 20th.