LOST SPRINGS — Canton-Galva’s cross country team turned on the afterburners during Thursday’s Centre Invitational.
“Overall it was a good meet for us,” C-G coach Lyle Silsby said. “We had several kids run their fastest times of the season (Dawson Minson, Whitney Nightingale, Kaylee Littrell) and Lane (Wiens) ran the fastest time of his career.”
Wiens ran 19:58 for 17th place.
“Lane ran 58 seconds faster than last year and like I said it’s his fastest time ever,” Silsby said. “He is a lot stronger this year than previous years and it has been fun seeing him improve his times because of it.”
Cash Toews turned in a 21:35 for 28th. Also, Minson was 33rd in 22:38, Logan Miller was 36th in 23:30 and Zach Snow was 42nd in 25:50.
“Cash ran 49 seconds faster this year than he did last year at this meet, so though it was not his fastest time of the season, it shows he has made some good improvement,” Silsby said.
For the girls, Maddie Snow had a good day by taking ninth in 24:35.
Whitney Nightingale (8th in 33:15) and Kaylee Littrell (10th in 34:30) had nice days in the JV race. In the seventh-grade girls division, C-G shined as Leah Silsby (8:05) and Courtney Meador (8:13) finished 1-2, respectively, in the one-mile run.
“In the seventh-grade race, at the half-mile point there were two girls ahead of Leah and Courtney, and seeing them surge past them at about the three-quarter mile mark was good to see,” Silsby said. “Both have good competitiveness, and it will be fun to watch them improve as they get older and stronger.”