Halfway through the season, the Lincoln County cross country team recently ran their first, true 5K meet (3.1 miles).

The team visited Foothill High School in Henderson for the annual Falcon Invitational. “The results of that distance gave us an opportunity to compare LCHS cross country to all other teams in our Southern Division,” Coach Lacey Pearson said.

Seven runners improved their times, ranging from 16 seconds to 1:04. “Our boys are now currently ranked the fastest in our league, which is pretty exciting,” Pearson said.

The team knows that this ranking doesn’t give any guarantees at the regional meet, but as Coach Pearson puts it, “They are excited about their progress and are willing to continue to work hard every day.”