He is the consummate teammate. He contstantly places the needs of the team ahead of his own personal wants.
But Ryan Wolfe knew that the best way to help the team would be to do his best individually.
On Tuesday at the annual Lancaster-Lebanon League Cross Country Championships, the Cedar Crest junior turned in his best effort. And because he did, it helped the Falcon thinclads extended their time together.
Wolfe covered Ephrata Middle School’s 3.1-mile course in 16:41.4 to finish fifth individually. Last year as a sophomore, he had placed tenth.
Wolfe’s paced showed the way for Cedar Crest to finish as the runner-up in the team competition. That showing propelled the Falcon team to the District Three Cross Country Championships at Big Spring High School in 11 days.
Wolfe finished about half-a-minute off the winning pace, but for the majority of the race he was able to run with the lead pack.