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MHS girls finish best-ever at state meet

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Middlesex’s Rebecca Walker approaches the finish line at last Saturday’s State Group A Cross-Country Championship Meet. Walker finished 19th overall with a career-best time for the fifth-place Lady Chargers. (Photo by Donna McGrath)

The Middlesex High girls cross-country team finished 5th in the State Group A Championship Meet on Saturday, November 8, at Great Meadows State Park near Warrenton.

The 5th place state finish was the best in Lady Charger cross-country history.

Middlesex freshman Missy Hall earned All-State honors by finishing 7th in the race in a time of 19:47. Hall is only the second girl in MHS cross-country history to place in the state meet. Christy Creekmore finished sixth overall in 1993.

Lady Charger teammate Rebecca Walker was 19th with a personal best time of 21:02, and just missed earning All-State honors (the top 15 finishers are named All-State).

Megan Marsico from Glenvar High School won the race and broke the course record with a time of 17:38. 

Middlesex was the top Region A team in the competition. Region A champion Lancaster finished sixth.

“The girls went into the meet with the goal of finishing ahead of Lancaster, who nipped us in the Region A meet,” said Middlesex coach Bill Murray. “The girls did that with an amazing 53 points.”

Others running for MHS were Olivia Cloud, 44th with a time of 22:05; Stephanie Hutton, 49th, 22:16; Lindsay Harrow, 68th, 23:07; and Tiana Serna, 119th, 28:46.

“It’s been a great year and the girls cannot wait until next year,” said Murray.

posted 11.12.2008

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