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Central runners tackle unfamiliar course

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By JANET HAIGLER

For the Progressive Journal 

Central’s cross-country teams again posted top finishes, competing against nine schools in the Great Falls meet Sept. 5.

The boys finished second and the girls were third. 

The Governor’s School of Science and Math won the boys’ race with a score of 23. Central had 83, and Lancaster was third at 104.

Central’s E. J. Threatt finished second at 18:58. Edgar Guzman was eighth (20:22) and Walker Kirkley ninth (21:05.)

In the girls’ race, the Lady Eagles were third with a score of 83. Buford won with a score of 48 and York Prep of Rock Hill second with a 64. 

Central’s Ladaisha Louallen was fourth  at 25:46 and Kirsten Dale 14th (28:10), Lizzie Outlaw 16th (28:53), and Amber Leaird 18th (29:49).

“Both boy’s and girl’s teams ran very well on an extremely difficult course,” said boys head coach Joel Dale. “It was the first time we have run at Great Falls so no one knew what to expect. I think it provided a learning experience for them that will be beneficial as the season progresses. The Governor’s School of Science and Math was very impressive with their top runner blistering the course in 17:21 and Buford’s girls continue to run well.”

Central travels to Chesterfield Tuesday and to North Central Thursday. Both races begin at 5 p.m.