Too Fast

xcDon’t blink or you’ll miss them, miss the Franklin boys cross country team that is, this year’s team has been sweeping through races and taking the competition by storm. Being lead by captains Sr. Ben Alt, Jrs. Sam Harmeyer and Zach Lee, the boy’s team is faster and stronger than ever. There are many goals the team hopes to achieve from setting records, winning competitions and making school history.
This year already there are already have been several personal and seasonal records being accomplished. One particularly being Jr. Zach Lee running a 16:19 5K becoming the second fastest male cross country runner in Franklin High School history right behind Bill Olm’s 16:05 which was first set in 1987.
As a team the boys have been successful racing competitively against all runners around the country, when they participated in the Minnesota Roy Griak Invitational just a few weeks ago. The Griak Invitational is known to be one of the largest races of the season involving high schools all around the Midwest states. Finishing an impressive 7th out of 60 teams, the team ran amazingly well overcoming all obstacles that stood in their way.
During the course of last season history was made when the team took home the conference, and sectional championship trophy, along with a spot in the state race. Like any great team, they hope to repeat and achieve all of these goals again cementing themselves as a top cross country team.
With such a fast and young team made of lower and upperclassmen alike, this team is sure to return to their goals and create a hot streak that is hope to be kept alive throughout the following years. Some teams maybe fast, but they are faster with a team that is a strong, confident team, and massive support behind them they are bound to run fast and can achieve anything.

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