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MHS girls cruise past King William

by Larry S. Chowning

From the start, the Middlesex High School girl harriers took command of the race against Essex and King William on September 16 at RCC and captured the top four places en route to a 17-38 win.  (Photo by Larry Chowning)
The Middlesex High School girls and boys cross-country teams won a tri-meet on September 16 against King William and Essex High Schools on the Rappahannock Community College course at Glenns.

The MHS girls defeated King William 17-30. The Middlesex boys edged King William 28-29. Essex did not field an entire girls or boys team.

Middlesex High sophomore Missy Hall won the girls individual competition with a time of 21:15.  Olivia Cloud was second, 23:14; Rebecca Walker, third, 23:40; and Stephanie Hutton, fourth, 24:02; and Lindsay Harrow, seventh, 25:03. The performances of the top five runners comprise the total team score.

Other runners for the Lady Chargers were Lauren Beebe, 11th, 29:30; Kayla Jackson, 12th, 30:23; and D. Johnson, 16th, 38:41. 

Junior varsity runner Quinlan Moore ran a time of 24:04 and would have finished fifth overall. Middlesex’s other junior varsity runner, Leigh Harrow, finished with a strong time of 26:03 time and would have been eighth overall.

The MHS boy harriers nipped King William by one point as Terrance Burse finished 12th in 24:30 to give the Chargers the win. Kevin and John Walsh went one-two in the competition with times of 19:33 and 20:19, respectively.

Shane Bristow and Jeremiah Morris were six and seventh, respectively. The scores of the top five MHS runners gave the Chargers 28 points to King William’s 29. 

JV runner Austin Cooper had a time of 24:34, which placed him right behind Burse.

On September 23, the Lady Chargers ran against West Point and Mathews at RCC. On Saturday, September 26, the teams will run at the Maymont Invitational at Maymont Park in Richmond.

posted 09.24.2009

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