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Panther Middle School Runners Compete At State Finals (photos)

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Sarah Link (l) and Nathan Punke participated in the IESA State Cross Country Finals last Saturday.
Sarah Link

Last Saturday two members of the EP middle school cross country team participated in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s state cross country meet at Maxwell Park in Normal.

7th graders Sarah Link and Nathan Punke both took to the two mile course with 242 and 284 runners respectively after qualifying at their sectional meets.

Link got knocked down near the start of the race but rebounded to take 99th in 13:54. Punke placed 177 in 13:18.

Nathan Punke

Coaches Sheryl VonHolten and Tiffany Garcea were extremely happy with the athletes’ performances. “The kids ran their hearts out. They may not have finished exactly how they wanted to, but we couldn’t be prouder,” said Garcea. “We cannot wait to see where next year takes them!”

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