The Ladies took 3rd Place, but lost to 2 teams that are ranked 2nd and 3rd in the Region by 29-points from 1st and 16 from 2nd. While the weather was fairly perfect with 61 degree temps and a fairly strong breeze the course had several areas of standing water which turned into thick mudd, causing several falls, slips and extra laundry for parents.
Next up was the Ladies race and just like the boys race Laney’s Kerry Leonard continued to dominate the conference running away from the rest of the field up the half mile mark winning close to a personal best time of 18:45. The Eagles Julia Boudreau seems to be back from her injury and hung in 2nd Place for much of the 1st half of the race and was on pace to PR, but by the end 2 Hoggard Girls Rachel Snider 19:59, and Sarah Pellazari 20:00 got in front of her. Julia was close to her PR with a 20:05, Sara Silka was close behind Julia in 5th Place with a PR 20:24. 6th Place was Maddeline Hulbert H 20:26, 7th Abigail Rackley L 20:44, 8thElizabeth Magill H 20:57, 9th Sydney Thuman H 20:58, and 10th Victoria Tronzo L 21:03. The rest of the Eagles Places and Times in this race were: 13th Sydney Westra 21:39, 16th Kaela Groseclose 21:45 1 minute PR, 20th Ryleigh McIntyre 1 minute PR 22:05, 21st Lindsey Williams 22:17, 23rd Erin Hager 22:32 PR, 29th Erica Desousa 22:51, and 38th Killian Yankey23:58.
In the JV Race The Eagles Nash Best ran this race just like the previous 2 and took the lead from the opening 100 meters and never looked back. He won with a personal best time of18:41. Also winning the JV Race was the Eagles Rachel Luscher who was never challenged and won with a personal best time of 23:13. The rest of the Eagles times were: Boys: Avery twins James 19:18 and Thomas 19:25 both ran their personal best, Allen Rodrick PR 20:00, David Elrod 20:05, Marshall Skelton 20:!3 big PR, Nathan Mercer 20:49, Jeffrey Hubbard20:56, Robert Penna-Welch 21:03 PR, Peter Vogiatzis 1 minute PR 21:09, George Malahias21:10 PR, Nathan Ovall 21:19, Dylan Secero 22:58, Nick Galonka 23:00, Lucas Galonka23:54 1 minute PR, Cameron Seyer 24:18, Ritchie Bland 2:30 PR 25:11, and Alex Signorello also dropped a minute with a 26:21.
The rest of the JV Girls Times were: Abigail Efting 24:20, Meghan Chinn 24:43, Madison Smith 25:49, Maggie Skelton 25:59, Maggie Shibley 26:10, Bailey Williams 26:14, Kennsleigh Ables 26:25, Mackenzie Allen 26:26 PR, Emilee Troutwine 27:16, Hanna Topping 27:17, Ashley Merritt 27:18 PR, Loring Penna-Welch 29:30 PR, Kaley Smith 30:11, and Chole Deets 30:12.
The whole team will compete in 1 last meet together next Thursday, October 17th when Hoggard hosts the Mid-Eastern Conference Championships at Hugh McRae Park. Boy’s Varsity is at 3:30, Girl’s Varsity at 4:00, JV Boys at 4:30, JV Girls at 5:00.