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Middlesex girls shine in four-team meet

The quad meet starts at Rappahannock Community College. (Photo by Debbie Holloman)

by Larry S. Chowning

For one of the first times in Middlesex High School girls cross-country history, the Lady Charger harriers defeated Group AA New Kent in a quad-meet at Rappahannock Community College on Friday, October 10.

Middlesex won the quad-meet with 28 points; New Kent was second with 44; Washington & Lee third with 68; and King William finished fourth with 78 points. 

MHS freshman Missy Hall paced the Lady Chargers with a time 21:43 over the 3.2-mile RCC course. She won first place honors among the 50 runners who finished the race.

Middlesex’s Rebecca Walker was third in the race in 22:06; Olivia Cloud, fourth in 23:03; Stephanie Hutton, eighth in 23:34 time; and Lindsay Harrow 12th in 24:24.  The Lady Chargers sixth team runner was Tiana Serna who finished 44th in 30:11.

The three Region A schools were Middlesex, Washington & Lee and King William. The MHS girls won among the Region A schools with 21 points, Washington & Lee had 49 and King William had 52.

Figured among Tidewater District competition, Middlesex scored 16 points and King William had 39.  “We are doing extremely well this early in the season,” said MHS coach Bill Murray.

New Kent won the boys team competition in the quad-meet with 19 points; Washington & Lee was second with 42; Middlesex was third with 93; and King William was fourth with 98.

Kevin Walsh was the top MHS male runner.  He finished 19th overall in the race in 21:11; Austin Bushong, 20th, 21:15; Jeremiah Morris, 22th, 21:39; Mark Hall, 23nd, 21:42; and John Walsh, 27th, 22:16.  Austin Smith of New Kent won the 3.2 mile race in 18:05.

Figured as a tri-meet against regional teams, Washington & Lee won the competition with 17 points, Middlesex was second with 58 and King William third with 63 points.

Figured as a duel meet against a Tidewater District foe, Middlesex beat King William 23-32.

The MHS harriers took on Northumberland yesterday, September 17, in a dual meet competition and will host King William on September 24.

posted 09.18.2008

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