The EP Panther Cross Country Teams wrapped up their regular seasons with impressive showings against TRAC rivals Morrison and Rockridge.
Last year the squads reversed that order and qualified for the IESA state finals. Due to COVID-19 the state meet is not being held this year.
A surprise in the boys' race as freshman Jacob Gibson, who has been running well all season, took first overall and lead a sweep of the top three places for EP.
The Panthers did not have anyone move on to the Sectional as the number of qualifiers were greatly reduced for safety measures.
The Panthers shot an eighteen hole total 370 to finish fourth in the nine team field.
The young Panthers came away with 28 Personal Records out of 35 athletes that ran on Saturday.
Athletic Director Derick Cox said that the idea is only in the brainstorming phase at this point with no plans to begin a program this school year. He added that for now the seventh and eighth grade programs would remain as they are.
The Panthers however, as they have done all season, had a tight pack of runners who followed Bomleny over the finish line taking the next six places.
The Panther pack once again was impressive as their top five runners finished within a span of just 27 seconds.
Panther Logan Wunderlich was meet medalist shooting a par 36.