Lady Devil runners knock off defending regional champs
The Mathews High School girls’ cross country team earned its most impressive victory of the season last Wednesday, knocking off the defending regional champions from Middlesex and a strong Washington and Lee squad at a meet in Saluda.
Emily Brown (first overall, 22:16), Nancy Barnhardt (second, 22:17), and Rachel Corrigan (third, 22:18) stunned Middlesex fans by sweeping the top three spots despite a solid performance from the Lady Chargers. Middlesex runners took fourth, fifth and seventh places, but Kate van Emmerik (24:09) and Katie Phillips (24:28) took ninth and 10th to eliminate a potential Charger rally. Stephanie Jeffers (12th, 26:16) and Leeann Southworth (13th, 26:17) rounded out the top seven for the Lady Devils.