Lakota East Girls CC Wins Second Consecutive GMC Title


For the second consecutive year, the Lakota East women’s cross country team was crowned Greater Miami Conference team champions.  All seven Thunderhawk women earned all-conference honors, five were first-team and two were second team.  Head Coach Adam Thomas was named G.M.C. Cross Country Coach of the Year on the girls' side.  Junior Carly Spletzer was the top Hawk, running in her first G.M.C. cross country meet due to injuries in her first two seasons.  Carly placed 3rd overall in the women’s race in a personal best time of 18:26 for the 5k (3.1 mile) championship course at Voice of America Metropark.  This was also the 6th fastest time in school history and earned Carly first-team all-conference honors.  

Right behind Carly were teammates Danielle Horter (senior) and Kelsi Harris (junior) in 4th and 5th place overall, both earning the first-team all-conference nod as well.  Horter’s time was 18:38 and Harris’ time was 18:42.  Junior Paxton Oberhaus was the #4 runner for East with her 10th place overall finish in a time of 19:09, also good enough for first-team all-GMC and 14th on the all-time list at East.  

GMC Girls Cross Country Champions - Lakota East Thunderhawks

(Photo and article content compliments of East SID, Dan Hilen)