The men’s team for Lakota East continued to show that they plan to make a statement this Fall in the GMC, the District, the Regional, and possibly even the State. The Thunderhawks placed 2nd out of 18 teams at the Lebanon Running Warrior Invitational this past Saturday.
Junior, Ashton Gibbs ran a near lifetime best of 16:43 for the 5k (3.1 mile) course to place 7th overall in the 139-man field. Senior, Flynn Prather went under the 17:00 minute mark for the first time, running 16:54 for 10th place. That puts Flynn at #28 on the all-time Lakota East performance list. Junior, first-year runner, Will Tenoever also went sub-17:00 by running 16:57 and placing 11th overall. Will is now in the record books as the 30th fastest Hawk of all-time. The #4 man for East was sophomore Aidan Mahaffey who also ran a personal record time of 17:12 to place 21st overall. The 5th and final scorer for the Hawk men were sophomore Marshall Novean, who ran a personal best time of 17:16 to place 23rd overall. It will be very exciting to see how this team progresses throughout the rest of the Fall.
The Thunderhawk men will be resting a few of their varsity runners next week, but the majority of the team will be racing at the Mason Invitational on September 12th.