Many shutter at the sight of dropping temperatures and the fact that snow will soon be cascading down in Edinboro.
Ida Narbuvoll is not among those people.
The freshman member of the Edinboro women’s cross country team prefers the colder temperatures to the warmer climate, which has been the norm since she came to the United States in August from Norway.
The good news for her and Edinboro cross country is that her preferred conditions are on the way and that Narbuvoll has done quite well without them.
Narbuvoll continued her successful inaugural year in the Boro with another impressive performance at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday morning at the E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Kentucky. She was the 33rd runner to cross the finish line in the women’s gold race, the top women’s competition that day, posting a time of 17:32.13. Additionally, Narbuvoll was the fourth Division II runner to finish the race.
Emma Sullivan was the next Edinboro finisher in the women’s gold race as the junior completed the course in 18:22.03, good enough for 136th.
Also, Abby Lang and Abigale Peters competed in the gold race, finishing 214th and 248th, respectively.
Only one member of the Edinboro men’s cross country team competed in the men’s gold race. Senior Elliot Martynkiewicz was the lone representative and the East Aurora, New York native finished 82nd out of 213 runners with a time of 25:10.36.
The rest of the team, 10 runners in total, competed in the men’s blue race on Saturday.
The Scots are right back in action this Saturday as they compete in the Race at the Park in Fairview. That is the last meet for Boro before the PSAC Championships.
Tyler Trumbauer is The Sports Editor for The Spectator. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.