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MHS boys, girls win district titles

The Mathews High School boys’ cross country team dominated all other teams on the way to a perfect-score win in last Wednesday’s Tidewater District meet. The MHS girls also won the district title, but their path to the trophy was more difficult, beating West Point by a tie-breaker.

The girls were up first at the meet, which was held on William and Mary’s home course at Eastern State Hospital, and the competition was close between Mathews and West Point.

The overall girls’ Tidewater District MVP, and first to finish the race was Sarah Baker of Middlesex, with a time of 22:42. The next runner to cross the line was the first runner for West Point, in 23:17, who closely followed by a teammate. The Blue Devils raced seven runners, led by Avery Betz who finished in 23:38, finishing just behind West Point’s number two and just beating their number three in the finishing sprint.

A procession of Mathews runners followed, consisting of Jade Davis (24:05), Abigail...

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