Switching from volleyball to cross country this fall, Brownstown Central junior Olivia Goecker didn’t know what to expect.
One thing’s for sure though, she said she never thought she would be leading her team in every meet to begin the season.
She continued that streak at Tuesday’s Scottsburg Invitational at Hardy Lake, placing seventh in 23:54, and four of her teammates placed in the top 25, helping the Braves win the meet with 52 points.
“It’s been a change,” Goecker said. “A lot is different with (cross country), and I just came out and wasn’t expecting to do any good. It’s a little more laid back ... Personally, it pushes you harder because you know it’s all up to you to know how it turns out (for your team).”
The Brownstown boys and girls ran in a quad meet last Tuesday at Hardy Lake, and Goecker said, “I did better today, so it was an improvement for me. It helped me know where I needed to push, and it was also easier the second time. It felt good. I thought we had a good day. It turned out to be a good day.”
Brownstown was one of four Jackson County schools running in the meet. Seven teams scored in the girls meet, and Trinity Lutheran was sixth with 114 points, Crothersville was seventh with 190 and Medora only had two runners. Salem’s Sydney Calhoun won with a time of 21:00.
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