Managing the workload for a season is yet another critical component when you plan on running in November.

Hudson head girls cross country coach Megan Petraska had some specific items to target as the club looks toward late September.

"The girls are really progressing nicely and we are where we need to be and where I believe we should be at this point in the season," she said. "We have done some tough workouts and the girls are really working hard at practice to improve.

"On the weekends, we look forward to this work paying off and so far, it has. We are very proud of them all."

Rest and gaining experience were both important when it came to the Wooster Invitational.

"We wanted to rest some girls as we gear up for some big races ahead, give some new runners a chance to race in the varsity race and have every girl on our team drop time," Petraska said.

Hudson placed eighth out of 18 teams with 204 points Saturday at Wooster.

Junior Jordyn Hopgood paced the team with a personal-best time of 19 minutes, and 47.7 seconds. She placed 16th overall out of 166 runners.

Junior Riley Gaynor ran 38th overall as the junior had a personal-best time of 20:35.9. Freshman prospect Eve Jones placed 47th with a personal-best 20:48.7, followed closely by Jurado, a senior who finished 51st with a clocking of 20:54.9.

"Jordyn Hopgood ran a big PR [personal record)]to lead us," Petraska said. "Riley Gaynor ran a PR for the third week in a row."

Jurado edged sophomore teammate Sofia Bogoniewski, who was next with a personal-best 20:55.8

"Eve Jones and Sofia Bogoniewski had huge breakthroughs to go sub-21 for the first time," Petraska said.