Prep Sports Notebook: Unity girls finish #1, boys take fourth

Unity girls meet champs!
Chrisman - The Rockets' girls cross country team clocked in a minute and 22 seconds ahead of fellow Illini Prairie Conference member Monticello to win the 2021 Cow Chip Classic team title. Seven runners, each running in an individual flight, turned in a consolidated time of 2:24:13.2.

Wearing bib number 938, Unity's Olivia Shike led the team with the shortest time in the 3-mile race crossing the finish line at 19:57.0. Shike was one of four sophomores who ran for the maroon and gray.

Also running in this year's race were seniors Harper Hancock and Malia Fairbanks, who finished the course at 20:38.4 and 20:48.9, respectively. Sophomores Raegan Stringer and Erica Woodard ran sub 21-minute times while Caelyn Kleparski missed the mark by .2 of second at 21:00.1. Meanwhile, freshman Emily Decker turned in a time of 20:49.7 running in Flight #6.

Rockets boys finish in fourth place
Chrisman - Seven Unity harriers banded together to finish in fourth place at the Chrisman Cow Chip Classic on Saturday. Thomas Cler, Brendan Graven, Bryson Denney, Alex Mowrer, Nolan Miller, Clayton Jamison, and Isaac Ruggieri turned in a cumulative time of 2:16:06.0.

The St. Joseph-Ogden (2:04:33.4) boys squad took the team meet title with Monticello (2:08:56.4) in second and Tuscola (2:13:16.7) finish one spot ahead of the Rockets in third.

Cler was the top finisher for the Rocket boys squad with an individual time of 18:18.2.