This Saturday was the final Bethel cross country meet of the regular season. All of the teams in the KCAC league (McPherson, St. Mary’s, Ottawa, Tabor, Bethel, Friends, Southwestern, Kansas Wesleyan) ran in the meet, which was to determine which individuals and which teams would head to the national race in Vancouver, Washington. Bethel supporters turned out in droves – there were at least 3 cars full of students, as well as parents, past teammates, and coaches. In addition to encouraging our fellow classmates during the race, several of the students erected “cheer pyramids” at strategic points along the course!
When the races were over and the times had been determined, we found out that my modmate Jackie Kamphaus would be going to Nationals!! It was especially exciting because this is her senior year and her last chance to make it to the competition. Since several of the girls from my mod came to the meet, we were able to congratulate and cheer for her when the announcement came over the PA system. In spite of the awful wind and chilly temperatures, being able to share Jackie’s excitement was well worth it.