Freshmen, sophomores start cross country season Sep 11, 2019 Sep 11, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Sophomore Jeremiah Weaver leads freshman teammate Simon Della Ratta around one of the turns midway through the three-mile run at the Wickenburg Country Club course in the Wranglers’ first cross country meet of the season. Weaver ended up finishing 19th place in the field of about 30 runners, Della Ratta finishing 22nd.By Kevin CloeSun Correspondent/PhotographerImagine running three miles for 30 to 45 minutes in 105-degree heat.That’s what six Wickenburg High School cross country members and about 50 other runners from three other schools did last week in the Wranglers’ first meet of the season at the Wickenburg Country Club golf course.Inexperience and the 100-plus-degree heat the past couple weeks that limited practice sessions for the half dozen Wrangler runners led to less than stellar performances, according to Coach Doug Clementz. Four freshmen and two sophomores make up two partial teams (three boys and three girls) for the Wranglers. A minimum of five runners are needed in each gender race to earn team points, so the six participating Wranglers focused on their individual efforts.Sophomore Jeremiah Weaver led the trio of boys in the purple and gold colors with a 19th-place finish in 25:26 minutes over the three-mile course. Freshmen Simon Della Ratta (22nd in 28:42) and Collin Hackett (29th in 37:16) rounded out the Wrangler representatives.Freshman Cailin Almstedt placed fifth in the girls race with a time of 30:03 minutes to lead the Lady Wranglers’ threesome. Sophomore Madison Roddy (14th in 41:32) and freshman Natalie Maley (15th in 46:22) wrapped up the Lady Wranglers’ efforts.“Hopefully we will improve on our performances both in practice and on the race course,” noted Coach Clementz. “Cailin had a good opening meet performance as she dueled the whole race with the (sixth-place) Camp Verde girl.”The Wranglers will next compete at the Fountain Hills Invitational meet beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Latest News Brush Fire on OX Ranch Water: Test well may answer many questions The DCWM Insider: Cox Family Friday event Camp Imagination goes virtual Absenteeism is not leadership Observing local politics at work Hospital provides kindness, care Stepping out to protect rights Most Popular Articles Images Videos Commented Articles1 dead, 1 injured in US 93 crash north of WickenburgBrush Fire on OX RanchTown now butt of national criticism due to ignoranceCOVID-19 Update: Five test positive at WCH; town backs off enforcement; facilities reopenWater: Test well may answer many questionsPolice ReportCOVID-19 Five confirmed cases; Town backs off after gov reverses stanceBrush fire contained near WickenburgCrime ReportAbsenteeism is not leadership Images Videos CommentedSorry, there are no recent results for popular commented articles.