Sophomore Rylee Cronkright started strong and never looked back, leading all of the OK Gold runners midway through the race to the finish, posting an impressive 19:58. Senior captain Maggie Whitney also ran a good race, with a 21:04. Despite competing without 3rd runner Mie Tornberg and 7th runner Payton Sidebotham, the Varsity Wildcats filled in the gaps. Duo sport athlete junior Zoe Antel ran shoulder to shoulder with freshman Naomi Oosterhouse to finish 3rd (22:12) and 4th (22:16) for the cats. Senior captain Abbie Hasse finished 5th for her team with a 23:22.
*Zoe went on to compete with her relay team at the Hastings swim meet which was a key factor in Wayland defeating Hastings.