Girls Middle School Cross Country · Girls Middle School Cross Country Finishes 1st place at Home Meet

  Place Points
New Castle High School 1st 30
Centerville High School 2nd 34
Connersville High School 3rd 60

The NC Middle School girls seemed right at home on the course at Baker Park. The fact is they run much of it nearly every practice. The middle school has made Memorial Park their home course the past fifteen or so years, but moved to Baker due to Memorial Park being under construction. The girls were impressive in the debut of the course as a number of team members set personal bests or records in route to the team victory. Leading the team once again was Corinne Harvey, who ran a close second, in 12:34, finishing just six seconds behind Wolfal of Centerville. Anya Amman, with another superb race and PR by 37 seconds, finished fourth, losing third in the final meters to Centerville’s number two runner. Ammaan has improved her time each race. Mireya Gurrero was in fifth, just four seconds back, lowering her PR by 19 seconds. It was then Centerville’s third runner and Connerville’s first two finishers. Centerville had a one point lead on NC after each team’s third runner. Next came NC’s fourth and fifth scoring members, Kaitlyn Crabtree and Chloe Vitatoe to secure the win for the Trojans. Vitatoe’s time was a seven second PR. Final scores were NC-30, Centerville-34, and Connersville-60.
Other returning Trojans setting personal records included: Sydney Matthews- 17 seconds and her fourth straight improvement; Lauren Watterson-26 seconds, coming off a 58 second record last meet. New members to the team this year continued to make vast improvements as they learned to pace themselves properly and push towards their limits. Perhaps the cloud cover, strong competition, and large crowd of encouraging fans helped as well. Showing huge gains were: Danielle Chergou and Mackenzie Foga- 40 seconds each; McKaleigh Eaton-58 seconds; Maria and Maritza Mil -70 and 79 seconds respectively; Mallory Stansbury- 78 seconds; Lily Farmer-84 seconds; Shae Groce-89; and Laci Southerland-105.
The team is now 8-1.
Both teams will run at Shenendoah next Tuesday before returning home the following Monday to face off against all of the Hhc opponents.