Schroeder Breaks 19-minute Mark in Race
|Contributed Photo. Highlands senior Maggie Schroeder runs in the Bourbon County Charge on Saturday. She broke the school record running the 3.1-mile race in 18 minutes, 13.9 seconds.|
Highlands senior cross country runner Maggie Schroeder broker her personal record Saturday.
Schroeder ran the 3.1-mile race in the Bourbon County Colonel Charge in 18 minutes, 13.9 seconds finishing third overall. She ran a 19:07 when she won the Class AA individual state championship as a sophomore in 2018.
Schroeder said she'd gone on a trip the previous weekend. She could not run for two days and said that served as a miniature taper down to her routine before doing some medium length runs and one sprint workout during the week leading up to the race, which did not tire her out too much.
"Everything lined up well for me (Saturday)," Schroeder said. "I came into the meet with lots of energy. The race conditions were ideal - no wind, a cool but not cold temperature and no sun. The course had rolling hills which despite the typical runner stigma that hills are horrifying on course seem to help me pace and push myself better than a flat course."
Schroeder finished as the top racer from Class AA. Madison Central sophomore Ciara O'Shea won the race in 17:26.8. She finished third overall scoring two points.
Highlands finished sixth out of 23 teams in the race with 186 points. Bishop Brossart won it with 89 points. Other scorers for the Bluebirds were senior Kayma Wolfinbarger (28th overall, 23 points) in 20:07.4, sophomore Alyssa Harris (52nd, 46) in 20:57.7, sophomore Eden Brumer (54th, 48) in 21 even and eighth grader Adrienne Harris (75th, 67) in 21:41.2.
"We're getting there," said Brian Alessandro, Highlands Head Coach. "We've had a few (five kilometer) meets. We share some other athletes. It's just going to have come together in the end for both teams really."
Three other runners ran for the Bluebirds. They were seventh grader Isabella Neufarth (114th) in 23:18.9, senior Greta Noble (132nd) in 24:29.7 and sophomore Ruby Smith (147th) in 25:23.2.
Highlands runs at Fox Run Golf Course on Tuesday. Dixie Heights is hosting the event.
Freshman Football Update:
The Bluebirds are 2-0 opening the season with 47-14 and 20-6 road wins at Simon Kenton and Ryle.
Highlands plays at Covington Catholic on Thursday. Game time is 7 p.m.
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