The Hastings College men’s and women’s cross country teams have only one chance to put on a good showing for their home fans.
But after the HC invite Saturday at the Elks Country Club, there was a feeling of disappointment.
The men’s team did not have an individual finish in the top 10, finishing third overall as a team with 71 points. The women’s team had a few strong individual performances, but also managed to finish third with 61 points. The University of Nebraska at Kearney took home both titles.
“There’s a lack of confidence to assert ourselves early in the race to be where we need to be,” HC head coach Kendrick Clay said. “They’re worried about down the road, and that’s completely out of their control. If we want to get better, we have to get after it from the get-go. We didn’t do that on either side. We were hesitant.”