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Selsor breaks personal record at NIACC

By Cassidy Warson

Records were broken in what was Waldorf’s closest meet of the season as the Warriors ran in Mason City at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) on Friday night.

“One of our biggest ups that didn’t even pertain to our results is seeing everyone there cheering on Waldorf,” head coach Kayla Kregel said. “Just the atmosphere is something we haven’t had this year. It was almost like a home meet for us.”

NIACC handed the Warriors a good hand of competition even if it was one of the smallest meets they had all season. The course was also the flattest they’d had.

“Fast, flat, it was a good confidence builder for us going into our last two meets of the season and a lot of great things came from it,” Kregel said.

The warriors had three top ten finishes by Andrew Murley, Nic Ganzeveld and Marissa Kuik,also Chasen Selsor celebrated his own achievement of running a time of 28:56. This was the fastest time that he had ever ran in his four-year career in cross country and breaking his previous record of 29.

“Of course seeing Marissa, Nic and Andrew finish in the top ten were awesome but I think our biggest performance of the day was Chasen with an all-time PR,” Kregel said. “In the last four years, he hasn’t ran that fast, he hasn’t broken 29.”

Some other improvements included Charley Buddenhagen who ran almost three minutes faster than she did last week at the Fighting Bee Invite.

With the season coming quickly to a close, the Warriors will look to get faster before this weekend when the Warriors head to Cedar Rapids before heading to their conference meet in Jamestown.

“It’s hard to run faster every single week, but now our training has become more specific,” Kregel said.

Taylor Navratil filled in a spot on the team at the NIACC meet afther the women’s team faced an injury.

“Taylor raced to get her feet wet, she’s going to help us at conference,” Kregel said. “Taylor is going to be a good addition.”

Navratil has had some experience running cross country in the past as she competed in the conference meet at Dickinson last season to help the girls have a full roster to score points.

“She’s just all around a great teammate on the team and is just somebody that wants to help the team in any way that she can,” Kregel said.