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Cross country season ends

SoVaNow.com / November 06, 2017
The season has ended for Halifax County High School cross country.

Halifax finished 10th out of 10 teams with a team score of 305 in the girls VHSL Region 5D championships.

The average time for the Comets was 28:21.

The Comet boys were 11th, with a team score of 336. The Comets had an average time of 21.21 in the regional meet.

Albemarle won both the girls and boys regional meets.

“We knew going in the regionals were going to be tough. A lot of the runners up here focus on this sport and this alone as opposed to what we see in Southside. Still, there was no quit in anyone out there today. This was our first trip to Regionals as a team in a few years, and they all came out ready to run,” said coach David Riddle.

“From a work standpoint coach (Melanie) Saunders and I are pleased with the season. The team came ready to practice each day and we saw huge improvements. Well over three-fourths of the runners got their PR’s during the last meet or two of the season.

“From a time perspective we still have a little ways to go. We are just a year or two removed on both sides from either winning a good number of the district meets or having some of our runners either win or finish right at the top. If this group returning continues to put in the effort and works hard in the offseason we feel like we can get back to that spot,” said Riddle.

Among the boys, Jax Bosiger came home 62nd, with a time of 20.30.7. Carlton Redd was 66th, in 21:00. Josh Dawson was 67th, in 21.061. Ethan Blanks finished 72nd, in 21.58.2. Ben Irby was 74th, in 22.05.1. Grant Nichols ran 75th, in 22.50.0.

Among the girls, Abby Casen finished 57th, in 26.59.6. Jessica Watts was 59th in 27.39.5. Janae Hansen finished 62nd in 28.43.5 Tyra Murray was 63rd in 28.50.1. Kayla Waller was 65th in 29.31.9.



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