High school cross country season takes off in Northern Neck

The Washington & Lee Cross Country Teams took high honors in the opening meet against fellow district high schools on Sept. 4.

Essex's Kate French.

Kate French, of Essex, prepares to wrap up the opening cross country event of the season.

In the girls race, W&L’s Kathryn Beddoo placed first with a time of 21:35 and Lancaster’s Ronnie Cutler placed first in the boys race with a time of 18:51.

In the girls’ team competition, W&L finished with a score of 25 followed by Lancaster with 31. Then in the boys’ meet W&L finished with a score of 22 and

Lancaster with 38. Neither team from Essex or Northumberland could field a team.

A total of 28 runners participated in the girls’ race finished in top place by Beddoo.

Northumberland’s Sarah Schindler (23:18) in second, Lancaster’s Mary Frere (23:26) in third and Essex’s Kate French (27:36) in eighth followed Beddoo in the race leading their respective teams.

Girls race finishers from Essex: 23-Mercedes Fortune 35:23, 25-Jazzmen Johnson 36:29 and 26-Taylor Davis 39:28

Tim Rollins, of Essex, takes a strong start to the opening cross country race in Montross.

Tim Rollins, of Essex, takes a strong start to the opening cross country race in Montross.

A total of 40 runners participated in the boys’ race finished in top place by Cutler.

W&L’s Hasan Gill (18:43) in second, Northumberland’s Billy Pipkin (20:21) in sixth and Essex’s Tim Rollins (22:18) in 17th followed Cutler in the race leading their respective teams.

Boys race finishers from Essex: 25 (JV)-Silas French-25:16, 31-Cole Bristow-26:51, 32-David Lareau-27:35 and 39-Jared Yocum-29:25.9

Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 3:07 pm