Ellis runs his way into the MHS record books
|Spectators watch Middlesex High School senior Ridge Ellis run in the State 1A Cross-Country Championship Meet at Great Meadow State Park near Warrenton on Friday. In harsh conditions, Ellis finished second with a time of 16:42. This is the second year in a row Ellis has earned All-State honors. He finished fourth in state as a junior. (Photo by Larry Chowning)|
by Larry Chowning
George (Ridge) Ellis IV established himself as the top harrier in Middlesex High School (MHS) history last Friday by posting a time of 16:42 time to place second at the State 1A Championship Meet on a windy, cold day.
On Monday, November 24, Ellis will sign a National Letter of Intent to run cross-country at Radford University.
“We are ever so proud of Ridge on his accomplishments throughout his high school career,” said MHS athletic director Matthew Stamm. “Ridge has and continues to show the effort and determination it takes to carry his sport to the next level.
Ellis finished fourth in the state competition last year with a blazing time of 16:34, which was the fastest 5K ever run by a Middlesex Charger in a state meet. It was only the third time since the program began in 1991 that a MHS harrier placed in the state meet and he did it twice.
Ellis, however, is the only MHS harrier in school history to place in the state meet twice; to win the Region A title four times; and win the Tidewater District individual title four times.
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