Mathews High School harriers traveled to Great Meadows for the 2011 Group A State Cross Country meet last weekend. The MHS girls closed the season with a ninth-place finish in the state event with 240 points and the boys finished 13th with 338 points, with both squads running in a field of 16 teams.
Junior Nancy Barnhardt led the Lady Devils with a 24th-place finish in 21:32. She was followed by teammates sophomore Kate Van Emmerik at 38th in 22:15, senior Katie Phillips at 52nd in 23:09, sophomore Emily Brown at 54th in 23:11, senior Lindsey Brown at 72nd in 24:07, senior Stephanie Jeffers at 74th in 24:21 and sophomore Mallory Hurst at 76th in 24:25. The winning time in the girls’ race was 19:05.
Junior Kyle Slaughter led the Mathews boys with a time of 18:32 for 50th place. He was followed by teammates sophomore Tucker Blackwell at 69th in 19:13, freshman Sam Jasinski at 72nd in 19:23, junior Elisha Kane at 73rd in 19:25, sophomore Nick Brown at 74th in 19:30, sophomore Phillip Machen at 75th in 19:30 and senior Andrew Merz at 76th in 19:33. The winning time in the boys’ race was 16:33.