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Parker cross country team impressive at first invitational meet

Parker Junior High School’s cross country team is off to a strong start this season.

Parker’s squad posted impressive team and individual performances at the first invitational of the season on Aug. 31 at Martino Junior High School in New Lenox. Parker competed against 12 other teams at the meet.

In the first race of the day the junior varsity girls placed second overall with Karen Opara (11th), Ella Michel (12th), Alexia Pugh (13th) and Daija Brown earning a trip to the awards ceremony for a top 15 finish.

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