The last week of regular season has passed, and I am sad to see it go. Although I wish we could take everyone to state, we can only choose ten runners and some alternates. But I will say, that I am so proud of all the girls that made it to state and that finished out their year with EDC. EDC for many did not turn out as they wanted. It was windier and hotter than many anticipated, and there were some "surprise" rolling hills. But even with these surprises, our girls toughed it our and ran hard to finish out the year strong. One of our middle schoolers, Sydney, even placed in the top 20 for her race, finishing her year with a ribbon, even coming off a recent injury! Then in the varsity race, we had some tough competition as we raced to regain our title as EDC champs! While the times happened to be slow, our girls showed their true spirit as they gave their all for some very high placing. Karly started it off with regaining her title as EDC champ, Alexis came next in 3rd followed by me in 4th. Then Rachel Torrey came ac ross the line in 7th, and Maggie wrapped up our top five in 17th place with an enthusiastic little jump! In the end we were able to capture the team title for the 3rd year in a row, as well as 5 conference placers, a co-senior EDC athlete of the year award and a girls EDC coach of the year award. This week, we also gave our "sword" to Maggie Powell, for stepping up when we needed her to, and for passing the girls she needed to pass. Also for placing all-conference at her last EDC, something she has never done before, overall we couldn't be prouder of her. Although I am extremely sad that this is my last EDC ever, I couldn't have been happier with the results. Our girls proved their toughness and their love for the sport, when they race, giving all they have, and leaving everything out on the course. So after this years EDC, I can say full and well, that I am proud to be a Central Knight. Thanks for a great season ladies!
Grace Roehl, senior, captain
The last two weeks have been gone very good for our teams! We've participated in three different meets, Mayville, Milaca, and our home meet. The team had to split up for the Mayville and Milaca meets, with some people going to both. We were very successful at both meets, coming home with many PRs and even a few wins.
At Milaca, things were different this year with girls running a 5K. It was definitely a challenge, but all the girls triumphed and showed that we can compete at any distance. Seeing our success makes me excited for next year when North Dakota will upgrade to a 5K race every meet for girls.
This past weekend was our home meet. It was smaller than our pre-state meet earlier this season, but we still saw some other schools from around the state that we haven't seen in awhile. Everyone was scoping out the course, preparing for our state meet in three weeks. The girls walked away with another win, which gives us high hopes and confidence walking into EDC and State. We also had an 8th grader, Megan Peck, make her first appearance in our top 5, which is not an easy thing to do.
Many people have been getting excited, and nervous, for state in a few weeks. But before we think about the state meet, we still have EDC this weekend to think of. This will be the last meet this year that everyone will compete at and it makes me sad to think I won't be seeing a lot of people until next year. It's been an amazing season and the closeness of this team has made it even better!
Karly Ackley - Junior Captain
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