Girls Cross Country Win Conference


On Saturday, October 16th, the Arrowhead girls cross country team headed out to Mukwonago high school to participate in a 5k meet that would determine the conference winner. Teams that participated include Arrowhead, Muskego, Waukesha West and South, Mukwonago, Kettle Moraine, and Oconomowoc. 


Arrowhead won the conference with 51 points. Muskego in 2nd with 59, and Waukesha West in 3rd with 82 points. 


Sophomore Libby Rae placed 1st for the team with 19:09:70.


Sophomore Anne Straka placed 2nd for the team with 19:35:79.


Senior Lucy Duchac placed 3rd for the team with 20:02:30. 


You can view the rest of the places at this link


The meet started at 9:30 AM and concluded at 12:30 pm. 


To prepare for the meet, the Arrowhead team went to the course a couple weeks before to see what the course would entail. 


Duchac says that, “Knowing this made the race feel easier, and it gave us an upper hand over the teams who hadn’t raced the course before.” 


Rae prepared for the race by eating a good meal the night before followed by a protein filled breakfast in the morning, and then not eating anything two hours before the race. 


Rae says that, “positive mantras before my race help me feel confident and fast.” 


The team warms up 45 minutes before with a jog, drills, and strides. 


Duchac says that one of Arrowhead’s goals is, “to get as many people as possible in front of another team’s number one or number two runners.”


Jill Bradley, a parent liaison and a fan of the girls cross country team for years says, “It was so fun to see their hard work pay off. They looked fast, smooth and strong…It’s wonderful to see great things happen to awesome people!”