MHS cross country teams post wins at West Point
Mathews High School’s Cross Country teams again ruled all competition at the meet in West Point last Wednesday.
The boys’ squad won with a team score of 27 points over Lancaster (59), West Point (93), Middlesex (94), King William (126) and Northumberland (146). The girls took down their opponents with a team score of 35, over West Point (52), Lancaster (63), King William (92), Middlesex (100), and Northumberland (forfeit).
Justin Adams led the boys’ team to its win, placing second with a time of 17:23. Following Adams were Phillip Machen and Tucker Blackwell at 18:21 and 18:46 respectively. Jayvee runner Caleb Carson had an incredible race, placing fourth for MHS and seventh overall with a new personal record of 18:50. A string of Mathews boys completed the race in the 19 minute range: Sam Jasinski (19:18, eighth), Nick Brown (19:26, ninth), Jalen Thomas (19:36, 10th), Caleb Metzger (19:43, 11th), Lance South (19:46, 13th), Tommy Mayo (19:46, 14th), and Sam Gale (19:52, 17th) made for a parade of royal blue uniforms. Hunter Wright (20:19, 26th) and Michael Stewart (21:19, 36th) also had solid runs.