By Sarah Porter
If you haven’t seen the D’Evelyn Cross Country team in the news (here, here, here, here, here, here) let us fill you in on the many successes of our awesome 2017 team, coached by Erik Bell and Lisa Porter (assisted by Sarah Porter, Emily Bell, Alise Weber and Evan Verbal).
Our season started off with a bang, as a young and talented female Freshman class (Katy Haerbig, Taylor Haerbig, Sonja Morin, Kati Livingood, Lauren Cook, Peyton Fritchie, and more) and some returning XC runners (Corin Zapico, in particular) took our team to the next level of competitiveness at meets like our very own D’Evelyn Dash (where the girls team took 2nd), the Lake County Invite (where our girls won, and we had incredible top 10 finishes on both sides of the program from the likes of the above, as well as Grant Norman), and the Liberty Bell Invitational, where girls Varsity placed 2nd overall, girls JV placed 1st overall, and Lucas Jordan took 3rd in the Varsity race.
Liberty Bell’s finishes were actually quite indicative of our season as a whole:
For our Varsity teams, the season continued on to Regionals, where our Varsity Girls earned first, and our Varsity Boys earned second, and State, where both teams placed 7th in the 3A class, with Lucas Jordan bringing in 10th place on the boys side.
After 3 more weeks of training from Coach (Erik) Bell and Coach (Lisa) Porter, our Girls Varsity team and Lucas are headed to compete at Nike Cross Country Regionals in Casa Grande, Arizona in late November.
If you’re still left wanting to learn more about our season, please check out our season highlight video. You can also catch the most current information about our team on Instagram.