Girls Middle School Cross Country · Girls Middle School Cross Country beats Shenandoah

20 New Castle High School
33 Shenandoah High School
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The Trojan girls were unable to post as fast of times as usual due to the high number of sharp turns and some rough footing, but they were still able to continue their winning way, even while missing a top three runner home sick. Shenendoah’s Anna Buskirk won individually in 13:18 with Corinne Harvey just five seconds back. Next were NC runners Mireya Guerrero, Kaitlyn Crabtree, Sydney Mathews, Sylvie Terrell, and Chloe Vitatoe in third through seventh, giving NC a low score of 20 for the victory. Shenandoah had just three girls racing and would have accumulated 33 points even if fielding a complete team along with their third finisher.
While the times were well over a minute slower for the Trojan runners compared with the recent postings, their were a few who kept near their best times, indicating they actually had excellent races albeit on a slower course. “Corinne pushed herself well and kept the race exciting throughout. Perhaps having raced the course twice before gave the Shenandoah girl just enough of an advantage to win it. Both girls ran impressively”, Coach Dye shared. He also praised the races of Sydney Matthews, Sylvie Terrell, Maxine McKee, Lauren Watterson, and Mackenzie Foga. “All of those girls kept a great focus and drive throughout this difficult course, even after being told that hard efforts would not likely gain them personal record times this evening. However, they were personal best runs. Sylvie’s was an incredible performance, just 17 seconds off her PR, and Maxine was just one second off her other two race times for an obviously giant improvement in racing.”
The team runs its intra-squad race Thursday at Baker Park as a final warm-up race for the eight team Conference meet to be run at Baker next Monday. The varsity girls race at 6:00 and the reserve girls at 7:01PM. Spectators are encouraged to come and cheer for their Trojans.