Ellis leads Chargers in cross-country
|Middlesex High’s Ridge Ellis takes the lead in a four-team cross-country meet on September 11 at Rappahannock Community College-Glenns and never relinquished the first place position throughout the race. Ellis won the boys race and Middlesex’s Leigh Harrow won the girls race. (Photo by Larry Chowning)|
by Larry Chowning
The Middlesex High School boys cross-country team finished second in a quad-meet last Wednesday at Rappahannock Community College with 54 points. Washington & Lee won the event with 20 points, West Point was third with 62, and Northumberland did not field five runners to make a team.
Defending Region A champion Ridge Ellis of Middlesex won the race in 19:44, while eighth-grader Will Howard was second for the Chargers with a 21:49 clocking. Howard’s place does not count toward the MHS team score because he is a JV runner. He finished seventh overall.
Kyle Frost was the second place runner for MHS finishing 10th with a 23:23 time. Jacob Self, 12th, 23:32; Bobby Nazarini, 15th, 23:39; Simon Urban, 16th, 23:39; Tanner Johannsen, 25:12; and Tarik Audain, 25:43.
“We are improving daily,” said Charger coach Jamie Somerville. “Our times were all slower than the week before but it was hotter and the course was different.
“We will have a real test Saturday when we run in the William & Mary Invitationa,” said Somerville. “I think that race will give us a good idea of how we are coming along.”