Night Hawks compete at State Cross Country

Two runners competed from Hettinger/Scranton at the North Dakota State Cross Country meet. The meet was held in Jamestown on Saturday, Oct. 22.

By COLE BENZ | Record Editor
cbenz@countrymedia.net

Two runners competed from Hettinger/Scranton at the North Dakota State Cross Country meet. The meet was held in Jamestown on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Cale Schalesky
Cale Schalesky

The Night Hawks had two runners competing, and they each set personal best times.

Cale Schalesky set a personal best and cut two minutes off his time from last year.

Eighth grader Sidra Sadowsky cut two minutes off her time and placed 48th overall and 10th in her division. Head coach Stephanie Howe said that she can see improvement in Sadowsky’s running, and that she can reach even higher points in the future.

“My view for her is that she can easily go to top 20 if she sticks with the program,” Howe said.

Though only two runners ran at the state meet, thanks to the generosity of a few individuals, the whole team of seven went to cheer each other on at the track.

Howe has a young crew of runners, and said if they stick to the running program during the offseason, they can build upon the success of this season.

Sidra Sadowsky
Sidra Sadowsky

Howe is very passionate about the sport of cross country, and though some of it stems from her own fondness of the sport, she also truly believes it carries benefits for the athletes outside of the arduous tracks.

“It’s not just because it’s something I like, it’s because I like the fact that everybody gets to compete, everybody gets a chance to shine, everybody gets a chance to give it their all,” she said. “It’s about them and it’s a very supportive sport, character building that they can take with them the rest of their life.”







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