The ADM women’s cross country has had some wonderful teams and runners come through central Iowa these last few years. As always when you have talented players come through, you’re going to lose great runners due to graduation. Sadie Juergens is one of those runners, someone who will be missed by coaches and teammates as the practice calendar started yesterday.

Juergens was a state qualifier for cross country while she was with the Lady Tigers squad. She regularly finished in the top tier of runners for various meets and is an extremely accomplished runner on the track and field circuit as well.

Replacing a runner like that won’t be easy but if there is one thing to expect from coach David Zwank and his staff is preparing a new crop of runners to step up to fill the shoes of Juergens.