The Brookside Girls had their best finish ever at the PAC Championship on Thursday 10/2 at the Carlisle Equestrian Center in LaGrange.
The girls were led by senior Madissyn Valdez, matching her PR of 21:06 to finish 6th place. Valdez is the first Brookside girl to make First Team All PAC since Courtney Neigh finished 4th in 2009.
Freshman Alicia Fike finished right behind Valdez in 8th place in 21:11. Alicia earned Second Team All PAC and was the fastest freshman in the race! Sophomore Marissa Meyers was the next Cardinal girl, finishing 15th in a PR of 22:07 to earn Third Team All PAC honors.
Sisters Mackenzie and Samantha Glass finished 17th and 20th, both earning Third Team All PAC and rounding out scoring for the Cardinals. Samantha made All PAC 3 times in her 4 year career.
Lauryn Ruble (23:16) and Autumn Saddler (24:25) both ran PR times. Lauryn’s time ranks her #13 on the Brookside girls All Time list.
The Brookside team score was 66 which matched the 66 points scored by Black River, but the Pirates won the 6th runner tie-breaker.
In the boys race, Brookside finished a distant 8th place, led by David Ocasio in 17th place. David made Third Team All PAC for the 2nd straight year. Josh Thompson (19:33), Logan Valdez (24:18), and Jostein Sagnes (26:40) all ran their PR times for the boys.
Seniors Eric Fabanich, Annie Palmer, Perry Hall, Samantha Glass, Justin Below, and Madissyn Valdez (pictured above, left to right) all ran the final PAC Championship Meet of their careers.
The Cardinals next race is the District Meet at LCCC on Saturday 10/21. Girls run at 2:00 and boys run at 3:30.