- Published on Thursday, 25 October 2012 13:05
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The 2012 King George girls’ cross-country team has set the stage for being the top girls’ cross-country team in the area. Apart from winning the recent Fredericksburg All-Area meet that featured some of the top triple-A schools in the area, the Foxes have gone undefeated in district competition.
Battlefield District defending champion Haley Armentrout finished first among varsity girls with a time of 19.26.5. Armentrout’s closest competitor was Courtland Cougar Victoria Parent, who placed second with a time of 19.43.5.
Other notable Lady Foxes who contributed to the meet victory included : 11. Kristen Hornbaker 20:44.0; 12. Anna Kniceley, 20:46.0; 13. Ashley Perkins, 20:48.2; 26. Tabitha Kim, 21:18:8; 31. Nicole Brem, 21:52: 3; 35. Carley Armentrout, 21:28.7; 43. Lindsey Armentrout, 22:28.7; 53. Alexandra Nette, 23:04.8; 70. Madison Mading, 23.47.7.
Team wise, the Foxes finished first with a score of 63. The Foxes’ closest competitor was North Stafford, which placed second with a score of 108.
The Washington & Lee Eagle girls’ team finished 11th, with a score of 254. The following Lady Eagles competed in the meet: 15. Kathyrn Breddo, 20:51.4; 47. Emma Oliver, 22:42.8; 67. Serena Thompson, 23.33.0; 79. Lidia Gardenas, 24:45.6; 83. Anna Sisson, 25:08.7; 99. Rachel Pegelow, 27:27.5; 100. Natalie Carpenter, 27.35.8
The varsity boys’ top runner was Riverbend Bear Will Young, who finished with a time 16.29.5. Fox runner Christian Koon placed 25th and finished the race in a time of 17:54.4.
Team wise the Bears took the top spot (23 points), while the Foxes finished sixth (209 points). In addition, Washington & Lee finished ninth with 245 points.
Other notable Foxes boys placements included: 32. Jacob Watson, 17:59.7; 39. Ian Koepfinger, 18:06.7; 50. Javan Haas, 18:19.5; 78. Ben Peed, 18:58.4; 80. Jarod Watson, 19:04.3; 87. Kyle Kraisser, 19:17.6; 104. Jonathan Graham, 19:42.3; 108. Killian Wisslead, 19:49.8; 114. Charles Pasold, 20:04.
The following Eagle boys times included: 47. Hudson Hutt, 18:11.1; 51. Emmanuel Valdez, 18:20.7; 65. Zach Bowen, 18:44.9; 95. Moses Oviedo, 19:25.4; 101. James Snider, 19:36,0; 110. Alec Westall, 19:52.2.
On the junior varsity girls’ side, Fredericksburg Christian runner Hannah Brett placed first with a time of 21:30.8. The top Foxes girls’ junior varsity runner was Josie Altman (18th, 25:36.5). The Foxes top boys’ junior varsity runner was Kyle Knepshield (8th, 18:50.7).
Mountain View won the girls’ junior varsity team award, while the junior varsity boys’ Colonial Forge team completed the team first place awards.
Thrilled with her team’s performances, Foxes head cross-country coach Cathy Binder said, “What can you say about a group of athletes (varsity, junior varsity) that stepped up to the line and ran their best times of the season, and careers. There were so many personal bests—the team, boys and girls seem to rise to the level of their competition, and in the big meet do very well. With districts and regional’s ahead, I hope the trend continues.”
On Wednesday, the annual Battlefield District Cross-Country Tournament will take place in Culpeper. The meet will begin at 3:30 p.m.
Leonard Banks, Sports editor