Fremont XC Takes HAC Crown Despite Cold, Wet Run

Fremont XC Takes HAC Crown Despite Cold, Wet Run
FHS Alumni Race 2017

LINCOLN – The Fremont High School boys cross country team continued their long run of success at the Heartland Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships at Pioneer Park on Thursday.

The Tigers battled through rainy weather and poor course conditions to earn seven individual medals, including two runners who finished in the top three overall.

Jose Gonzales was the top finisher for Fremont, coming in second place behind Lincoln Southwest’s Luke Nolley. Gonzales was followed closely by teammate CJ Martinez who earned the third place medal for the Tigers.

Along with Gonzales and Martinez at the head of the pack, a trio of Tiger runners displayed a knack for group running as they finished one after another to all earn top-10 medals.

Fremont’s Ben Shulz, Manuel Harmon, and Jayden Kumm finished as a pack, earning the sixth, seventh, and eighth place medals respectively.

Along with taking five of the top ten spots in the race, the Tigers impressive day was rounded out by Chase Cate and Wes Ferguson who also medaled.

Fremont took the HAC crown for the 17th consecutive season, scoring 26 points.  Lincoln Southwest was second with 53.

On the girls side:

Fremont finished third with 82 points.  Lincoln East won the meet with 24.  Madi Mumma of Lincoln East was the meet medalist.  Mara Hemmer of Fremont, finished eighth.  The Tigers’ Karla Zavala was tenth, Myia Johnson was 17th, Emily Nau was 23rd and Madison Ustohal was 24th.