Following a summer that saw the most registered runners for Summer Training in the history of Whisper, the teams of Whisper represented small but mighty cross-country teams throughout the fall. All total, Whisper had four team victories by the boys, and six second place finishes between the boy and girl teams.
Whisper’s 13-14 boys team has become one for the ages, with six new faces in the top 15 in the 3k Whisper record books. Six runners also placed themselves in the top 14 on the 4k all-time list. Ranked fourth in the nation in USATF clubs, Whisper will face three strong teams from the PNW Region, which has become the powerhouse of the nation. Led by Cohen Butler and Tanner Carlsen, this will be an exciting race in College Station, Texas, as both boys look for podium contention!
Additionally, the boys and girls 15-18 teams also look to content for a top-10 position at nationals, led by Joseph Blanshan and Haden Reich on the boys side, and Avery Garrison and Claire Rogge on the girls side.
The following runners will be representing Whisper Running at the National meet on Saturday, December 10, in College Station, Texas:
Boys U8: Isaac Hubbard
Boys 9-10: Colton Timperley, Lucas Ballard-Miller
Boys 11-12: Tavin Timperley
Boys 13-14: Cohen Butler, Tanner Carlsen, Cooper Dollens, Gunnar Morgan, Huckleberry Olson, Payten Jones, Wyatt Nitzschke, Bryton Williams
Boys 15-18: Joseph Blanshan, Hayden Reich, Jacob McManus, Gabriel Marcham, Treyton Marty, Jayden Jones, Calvin Hubbard
Girls U8: Savannah Bergeron, Elias Nitzschke
Girls 15-18: Avery Garrison, Claire Rogge, Phebe Willson, Daniela Vazquez, Dakotah Leach