In a highly anticipated showdown between WO and #5 ranked Rockford, the Girls XC team flexed their muscle to defeat the Rams handily 19 to 36. The Panthers ran a team race up front, sweeping the first four places (1. Arianne Olson [So.], 2. Sophie Bonnema [Jr.], 3. Abby Bonnema [Jr.], 4. Megan Postma [So.]. They were followed by Kaia Denhof (Jr.) who is coming off a late summer injury in 9th in a season best 21:02 to round out the scoring. Sophie and Abby Bonnema both ran lifetime bests of 19:45 and 19:55, respectively; while Postma (20:21), Lillian Reiner (So.) 21:30, Abby Green (Jr.) 21:53, Anna VanderWege (Jr.) 24:39, Rachel Kennedy (Jr.) 24:42, Kayla Berghorst (Fr.) 24:49, Lily Bartels (Sr.) 25:00, and Emmah Bloemers (Sr.) 26:49 all ran season best times.
Up next the Panthers have the Cougar Falcon Invite on Saturday and are back to OK Red action at Grandville on Tuesday.
GO WO! Mask up and stay safe!