OTHS Lady Panthers Cross Country team begin their season at Belleville West


Freshman Harry Clinton, in the boy’s race, runs past an enthusiastic cheering section led by his sister, Jr. Grace Clinton (with the clipboard) and Coach Candace Caveny (far right) (Photo by Jackie Clinton)

By Darlene Tady

The O’Fallon Lady Panthers Cross Country team had a strong showing at their season opener on Saturday August 25 against area teams Edwardsville, Belleville East and host Belleville West.  No team scores were kept but individuals were able to test their endurance against local foes on the 3 mile course.

This week the Lady Panthers host the O’Fallon Futures Invitational on Wednesday August 29 with a 3:45 p.m. start and then travel to the Granite City Invitational on Saturday, September 1.

Freshman Mary Kate Trelow jump starts her high school running career with an impressive 8th place finish (photo by by Scott Gaab)

Senior Abby George provides leadership and a steady pace for the Lady Panthers team (photo by Scott Gaab)

Sophmore Maddy Vorce paces herself during the first mile of the 3 mile course (photo by Scott Gaab)

Sophomore Olivia Orr runs with focus midway through the race (photo by Scott Gaab)

Sr. J’Annah Adkins working hard as she moves into the final mile of the course (photo by Scott Gaab)