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MHS girls eye district, region titles

by Larry S. Chowning

imageThe Middlesex High School girls cross-country team continue to dominate the Tidewater District with a win over Mathews and West Point in a tri-meet on October 15. 

The Lady Chargers scored a perfect 15 points (top five places) in the meet. Mathews had 54 points and West Point did not have enough runners to comprise a team.

Missy Hall is still undefeated in dual and tri-meet competition. The MHS freshman won the tri-meet with a time of 21:37. Rebecca Walker continues to improve, finishing second overall with a time of 22:26.

Stephanie Hutton finished third in 23:10; Olivia Cloud, fourth, 23:22; and Lindsay Harrow fifth, 23:35.

The first five runners are scored according to their place in the field.  The lowest score possible is 15 points. Two junior varsity runners finished third and sixth overall, but their scores did not count at the varsity level.

“Our girls look to be the favorites going into district and regional meets,” said MHS coach Bill Murray. “Our toughest competition may be Lancaster, which we have not run against this year. Comparing times reported in various meets for LHS, it would appear to give us an edge.”

The Tidewater District championship meet was held yesterday, October 22, on the Eastern State course in Williamsburg. The Region A meet will be held on Wednesday, October 29, at Eastern State.

The Group A State Meet will be held Saturday, November 8, at Great Meadows State Park in Warrenton.

posted 10.22.2008

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