OTHS Boys Cross Country kick off their season

By Darlene Tady

The OTHS Boys Cross Country team opened their season on Saturday August 25, competing against area teams Belleville East, Edwardsville and host Belleville West.  No team scores were kept, but individuals were able to test their endurance against local rivals on the three mile course. 

The top seven O’Fallon runners pacing for the Panthers were: Matthew Ray, Brendan Krell, Tristen Fornes, David Tady, Chris Wichlac, Braden Gaab, and Nico Parker, all placing in the top 15 for a strong showing.

Jrs. Chris Wichlac and Braden Gaab make one more push toward the finish of the 3 mile course (Photo credits: Scott Gaab)

Junior Matthew Ray led the Panthers with a 6th place finish (Photo credits: Scott Gaab)


Senior Brendan Krell focuses intently on the finish line finishing in 7th place (Photo credits: Scott Gaab)


Sophomore Nico Parker challenges an Edwardsville runner (Photo credits: Scott Gaab)


Teammates David Tady and Tristen Fornes, both Juniors, pace each other through the hilly backwoods of the BW course (Photo credits: Scott Gaab)