Scottie Brandy Bartels placed20th at Winner invitational.
After weeks of training with everything from six-plus-mile runs to 14 quarter-mile sprint repeats, the Scotties competed at the Winner Invitational.
The junior varsity - 8th grader Jennifer Stangle, 7th grader Kalvin Ferguson and 8th grader Zane Pekron - ran first. Pekron pushed himself to lead the 43 runners, battling with several strong opponents, to finish in 15:46 and placing 4th among the boys. Ferguson had pushed his way steadily through the field to finish in 19:59, giving him 22nd among the boys. Stangle had also moved up to finish 10th among the girls with a time of 20:09.