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Ellis wins 4th straight district title

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Members of the Middlesex High School boys and girls cross country team are, front row from left, Marisol Lujan, Emilie Smith, Michaela Chowning and Kyle Forst; middle row, Will Howard, Luana Da Silva, Ridge Ellis, Luke Robertseon, Brett Fochtmann, and Molly Brown; and back row, Chris Revere, Clayton Chandler, Jacob Self, Tananant Suvorakul, Kevin Marshall, Marty Bristow and Tanner Johannsen. Not pictured are Ben Hunt and David Bayard. (Photo by Tom Chillemi)

On October 15 the Charger cross-country teams ran in the Tidewater District meet at King William High School and both the boys and girls teams finished third.

Ellis won his fourth straight district title by winning the 3.2-mile race in 17:22, avenging a loss last week to a Mathews High School runner. Freshman Will Howard finished sixth overall in 18:48; Jacob Self, 17th, 20:15; David Bayard, 18th, 20:16; Tanner Johannsen, 21st, 21:02; Kyle Forst, 22nd, 21:03; Chris Revere, 29th, 24:20; Brett Fochtmann, 34th, 24:57; Ben Hunt, 35th, 24:58; Clayton Chandler, 36th, 25:02; Luke Robertson, 37th, 25:21; Kevin Marshall, 40th, 26:26; and Tananant Suvorakul, 42nd, 29:58.

The Mathews boys won the meet, West Point was second, Middlesex third, and King William fourth.

“I’m immensely proud of this year’s cross-country teams,” said MHS boys coach Mike Pierce. “The level of enthusiasm and determination was infectious—I was constantly motivated by the effort put forth by both our seasoned athletes and new runners. I take great pride in being affiliated with such a dedicated and disciplined group of young people.”

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posted 10.22.2014

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