XC takes home bronze at Conference meet

Fairbury girls’ and boys’ cross country teams both placed third at their Conference meet in Milford on Thursday, October 4.


Braden Graham ’19 pushes himself along a flat stretch of the course. Graham finished 14th at Conference. Photo by: K. Starck

Placing for the Lady Jeffs were Josephine Blatny ’20 (3rd), Alissa York ’22 (8th), Autumn Branson ’19 (17th), Mikwena Lierman ’21 (18th), Kacy Starck ’21 (19th) and Mariel Ramos ’22 (21st). For the boys’ team, Isaac Robertson ’19 (13th), Braden Graham ’19 (14th), Jared Engelman ’19 (15th), Devin Holliday ’19 (26th), Alex Buxton ’22 (33rd), and Dylan Starr ’21 (41st) all placed. Buxton hopes to build off his performance and work hard this week for the upcoming District meet.

“I feel like I probably could have pushed myself a little harder during the middle of the race,” Buxton said. “I plan to continue to give 100% during practice to prepare for Districts this week. I am hoping that I can get a PR [personal record].”

Districts will be held on Thursday, October 12 at Raymond Central’s Wildwood Lake State Wildlife Management Area.


Isaac Robertson ’19 continues at a steady pace. Robertson placed 13th at Conference. Photo by: K. Starck