The Okawville High School cross country teams hit the trails for the first time over the weekend in Mascoutah in a four-team meet.
The Lady Rockets finished second out of the four teams, and that included four top-ten finishers.
Cindy Snyder had the best time, finishing fifth overall with a time of 22:48. That was eight seconds and one place ahead of teammate Chloe Tepe. Lydia Luechtefeld (8th-23:26) and Adysen Harre (9th-23:28) were the Lady Rockets’ other top finishers.
Also competing for Okawville were Raelyn Obermeier (20th-28:28) and Amy Koch (21st-28:31).
In the boys’ race, Okawville finished third out of four teams competing.
Grant Schleifer turned in the Rockets’ best time, finishing sixth overall with a time of 18:15. Nick Rulevish also made the top ten, taking 10th with a time of 18:28.
Daniel Jansen (18th-20:51), Hayden Shubert (19th-20:59), Caleb Unverfehrt (21st-21:32), Dominic Perry (23rd-22:06), and Joseph Jansen (25th-24:51) were Okawville’s other competitors.