Saline cross country runners put their summer training to the test at the annual three-mile time trial Friday afternoon.
Junior Emmett Berryhill was the fastest Hornet, finishing in 15:30 – more than a minute faster than his time last year.
On the girls’ side, sophomore Madison Wood was the fastest, finishing in 18:13.
On the Salinesports.org website, coach Carl Spina described Berryhill’s victory.
“The junior used a relaxed start to position himself just behind a pack of early leaders. At the midway point, he closed the gap, then he created a small gap at the 3200 mark. That opening remained consistent until the end, despite hard pressing from Joe Fedoronko and Cole Trese, who finished 2nd and 3rd. Last year’s trial was Trese’s breakout performance, and the senior captain managed to improve by another 44 seconds this year. Fedoronko’s race performance tonight is leaps and bounds beyond anything we have seen from him in races before today,” Spina wrote.
Fedornko finished in 15:35 and Trese in 15:41.
John Speers (16:03) and Nate Irgang (16:12) rounded out the top 5.
Wood, who had a fabulous freshman season for Saline running along side former senior captain Kayla Fortino, was the leader for the girls. Senior Nicole Dillman (18:26), Madison Stern (18:31), Maddie Stewart (18:58), and Jennifer Cantrell (19:02) rounded out the top five.