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Lady Chargers improve to 4-0 in Cross-country

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8th-grader Quinlan Moore
by Larry S. Chowning

The Middlesex girls and boys cross-country teams continued to register strong individual and team performances last week. The Lady Chargers won a tri-meet against Northumberland and West Point, and the MHS boys finished second as a team behind Northumberland.

Melissa Hall and Olivia Cloud finished first and second, respectively, with Hall running a time of 22:28 on the 3.1-mile course, and Cloud clocking in at 23:03.

Junior varsity runners Quinlan Moore and Leigh Harrow surprised the field. Moore had a time of 24:26 for fourth place overall, and Harrow finished eighth overall with a time of 25:52. The JV times did not count in the varsity meet.

Others to place for Middlesex were Rebecca Walker, fourth, 24:59; Stephanie Hutton, eighth, 26:37; and Lauren Beebe, ninth, 30:15. 

The Lady Chargers also had some bad news as captain Lindsey Harrow suffered a knee injury.

The Lady Chargers are 2-0 in the Tidewater District and 4-0 overall.

In boys action, Kevin Walsh came on strong at the end of the race and just missed defeating Mischa Turner of Northumberland. Turner had a time of 19:02 and K. Walsh was at 19:09.

Also for Middlesex, John Walsh, ninth, 21:03; Shane Bristow, 14th, 21:53; Terrance Burse, 15th, 24:32; Jeremiah Morris, 16th, 24:36; and Nathaniel Francis, 19th, 39:44 time.

The MHS cross-country teams ran at Washington & Lee with Lancaster on September 30.

On October 7, MHS and King William will run at West Point.

posted 09.30.2009

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