Girls Cross Country Enjoys Best Season in 15 Years
by Matthew Lebovitz on Friday, November 11th, 2011
This past week, the Girls’ Cross Country team travelled to Brooks for the climatic race of the season: the ISL championships.
Going into the race, the girls, as Mollie Welch (I) explained, were having “an unreal season” with a record of 12-2. The team showed their exemplary spirit and confidence in the week leading up the event, placing posters around school advising student to wish the ladies good luck.
Led by Coach Scott Huntoon and spirited captain Victoria Lee (I), the team continually acted a tight knit community; as Gracie Jacobs (I) stated, “Girls XC is the best team on campus, because not only are we amazing, but we know how to have a good time.”
In the race, Lee and Danielle Frederick (I) finished the best for Milton, crossing the finish line in 4th and 5th place respectively. Other members of the team finished in the top forty runners, including Maddie Warwick (III) in 11th place, Lindsay Atkeson (II) in 18th place, and Emily Bosworth (IV) in 35th place. In the end, the team finished in 2nd place at the ISL’s, losing only to Nobles.
In every aspect, the girls’ team achieved a milestone season. Not only did they have the best record in fifteen years, but also the assistant coach was the first female coach in team history.
Even those who did not finish in in the top spots contributed heavily to the team; EJ Benett (I) was repeatedly described as a “phenomenal person” and a “beautiful soul” by members of the team. Overall, the girls had a very impressive season, marked by success, fun, and according to Frederick “lots of dance parties”.
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