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Girls Crush Cross Country State 2023

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Girls Cross Country State meet was successful with lifetime PR’s

The St. Dominic girls cross country team sent two fantastic ladies to state this year. Senior Megan Osterholt and sophomore Piper Weigmann both ran lifetime personal records (PR) at state, along with having an overall successful season where they medaled in each race this season – a huge accomplishment. 

Megan has been running cross country since freshman year, and has grown an immense amount. Osterholt ran a personal record of 19:48, and placed 75th overall. This was only Megan’s second time breaking 20 minutes, which shows how hard she worked. Megan went into this race with a positive attitude, and left everything out on the course. 

“This is a relatively even course; there are a few hills, but overall this is one of the easier courses. I prepared the same, and went out wanting to have fun knowing this was my last race,” Osterholt said.

Piper Weigmann has been on the varsity team for all of her high school years and has loved having the support of her team by her side. Piper placed 77th overall, and ran a PR of 19:50, which is the first time she has ever broken 20 minutes. Piper loved the atmosphere, even though it was just the two of them.

“I think it was a bit weird not having the whole team here. I have never been at a race without the team. However, the support of the parents and friends was amazing,” Weigmann said. 

Megan and Piper have had a one-of-a-kind relationship over the last two years. Piper felt like she could look up to Megan for any advice, whether it was about running, or everyday life. They were each other’s running buddies throughout both cross country and track seasons. Megan and Piper are excited to get the track season underway in the spring. 

“We are great running partners and we really push each other during races. I love having her as a teammate,” Megan said. 

Megan and Piper both have something to be very proud of. They ran incredible races and had a very successful season. Megan has enjoyed her last four years running cross country, and can’t wait to see what incredible things Piper can accomplish.

“I am sad my running career is over, but I am so excited to see Piper grow on the course. She has so much potential and will definitely get faster times and drop seconds the more she practices,” Megan said.

Great work ladies and good luck for track season!

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Lucy Ryan, Staff Writer
Lucy Ryan is a Junior at St. Dominic. She is a part of the girls field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse programs. Besides playing sports, Lucy loves to spend time with her family and friends.

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    Sophia McBrideNov 9, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Congrats to Megan and Piper!! We are so proud of you guys!