The FHS girls cross country team battled the over 90 degree temperature and tough competition at the Jackson Invitational on Saturday, September 23. The girls placed 8th against some very tough Division 2 components.The day was highlighted by two Gladiators finishing in the top 30 to earn a medal. The first medalist was senior Ollie Updike placing 12th overall with a time of 20:34 and earning the second was sophomore Franny Updike placing 26th with a time of 21:16. Freshman Jenna Rigotti crossed the line third for the Lady Glads in 37th with a time 21:54. Freshman Lillian Copeland (54th place; 23:23) and Sara Spalding (61st place; 24:01) rounded out the team score of 179 points. Freshman Emily Hutmacher came in on the heels of Spalding in 64th place with a time of 24:07. Senior Josefine Lindberg finished the race in 68th place with a time 25:48 to complete the varsity squad.
The next competition for the girls will be at the Stockbridge Invitational on Saturday, September 30. The varsity girls run at 9:00am and the Junior Varsity girls at 10:05am.