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