Raiders Start, Finish Strong

Monday, September 12 2016 - Peoria First to the Finish

Raiders start, finish strong!


First To The Finish - Detweiler Park, Peoria  9/10/16


On the 5:30 am trip down to Peoria, there were concerns about the weather.  It had stormed all night and more storms were in the forecast.  As we approached Detweiler Park, the sun actually peaked through the clouds.  It would be a good sign for the Raiders!   The course was in poor shape due to the rain and there was a college meet held there the previous evening. Conditions would be tough for everyone as the traditionally fast course, would prove to be much slowe The FTTF meet brings together the Top Teams from 2A for a sneak-peak of what's to come!  Last year, the Raiders finished 31st and later on, missed qualifying for the State Meet last November.  This year, led by the 1-2-3 combo of Abby Schlenker (39th), Ava Childs (105th), and Courtney Knight (115th), The Raiders improved 10 places to finish 21st overall!  While not everyone had a stellar meet, other highlights included season's PR's from Julia Clingen, Emma Johnson, Cassidy Shirley, Angel Avila, Sophie Nelson, Mikayla Jackoby, Fay Kay, and Shayan Malik


This weeks Raiders Of The Meet were: Abby Schlenker and Mikayla Jacoby.


Next meet is Friday at The St. Francis Invitational at Cantigny!