Speray leads Gloucester runners in win over Warriors
The GHS cross country team faced its toughest Peninsula District competition of the season on Sept. 28 when the Gloucester harriers took on Kecoughtan at Gosnold’s Hope Park in Hampton.
The Gloucester boys won their meet, 22-35, led by overall winner Kevin Speray in 16:53. He was followed by teammates Tyler Price in third place at 17:10, Logan Pitchford in fifth place in 17:14, Cameron Cross in sixth place in 17:23, Blake Waters in seventh place in 17:46, Adrian Garcia in ninth place in 18:30 and Dylan Wyco in 11th place in 19:04.
Freshman Anna Robins won the race for the Lady Dukes in 20:51 but the Gloucester girls were edged out by the Warriors, 31-24. Robins was followed by Carrie Adams in 22:30, Megan Hogge in 23:05, Ashley Purrington in 23:06 and Leah Procopi in 23:16, who finished sixth through ninth, respectively.
Alex Londonberg in 24:05 and Olivia Cross in 24:43 filled spots six and seven for Gloucester. Also notable in the race was the performance by eighth grader Madison Hogge. The Page Middle School student finished fifth overall in 21:50 but her time did not count for points because of her age.
On Saturday, the GHS runners headed to Great Meadows for the annual Octoberfest Invitational. The boys placed second among 24 teams in the varsity B bracket with 104 points. Speray finished sixth overall and Price earned medal honors by placing 16th. Waters, Pitchford, Cross, Garcia and Jacob Florio also scored for Gloucester. The GHS girls were 14th in their bracket through the efforts of Robins, Adams, Purrington, Cross and Londonberg.