A Batch of CC Medals Earned at the Pumpkin Patch


After a summer of hot, grueling preseason practices, the cool temperature and overcast sky on Saturday, August 14th, in Wilburton, OK, assisted the Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy’s Cross-Country team (ILCA CC) as they successfully competed in the first regular season race of the year at the “Pumpkin Patch.”

For the first time, all of ILCA’s CC members earned a medal at a single meet. . . Way to go Cru!

In the Middle School Girls’ 1-mile race, Meg sped to the front in the opening 50 meters of the race—and never looked back. In fact, Meg did not just win her race—she outpaced all of the other runners by more than a minute, as she blazed a trail to her fastest 1-mile time of her Cross-Country career: 6:20.

In the High School Boys’ 2-mile race, Jacob sprinted to join the leaders at the front—where he remained for the duration of the race. Indeed, Jacob earned a Top-3 finish!

Moreover, after showing ample improvement throughout his first year in Cross-Country last year, Caleb willed his way to his first Cross-Country medal of his career on Saturday, earning a Top-20 finish.

Besides practices, ILCA’s CC runners participated in preseason races last month, which contributed to their success at Wilburton on Saturday.

On July 17th, Meg finished in 2nd place for her age group at the Porter Peach Classic 5K. A couple of weeks later, Meg again earned 2nd place for her age classification—all while outrunning 400 other youths and adults in the 5K at the Bedlam Run.

Joining Meg at the Bedlam Run on July 31st, Jacob finished in 12th place out of 448; way to go, Jacob!!

ILCA’s CC team will travel to Norman next Saturday for the meet hosted by one of our Godly, Oklahoma neighbors: Community Christian School.

ILCA students and their families can cheer on their Christian brothers and sisters at local, Tulsa-Metro area, weekend meets soon.

On Saturday, September 4th, ILCA will run in Sapulpa. A week later on the 11th, ILCA will run in Broken Arrow near Oneta Ridge Middle School. On the 18th of September, ILCA’s runners will compete at Holland Hall.

All the Best,

Coach K

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