The Mathews High School varsity boys’ and girls’ cross country teams placed second and third, respectively at the Virginia High School League Class 1 State Cross Country Meet Saturday, which was held at Green Hill Park in Salem.
The MHS boys ended the day with 79 points, 18 points behind the state champions from Parry McCluer (61 points). Altavista Combined School came in third with 119 points.
The MHS girls finished with a team score of 111, placing third behind Galileo High School (67 points) and George Wythe (85 points). Two local teams, West Point and Rappahannock, finished in sixth and seventh places, respectively in the girls’ meet.
Seth James crossed the finish line first for Mathews and ninth overall with a time of 17:06. Next for Mathews was Gavin Dustin with a time of 17:23, followed by Blake Hunley (17:40), Adam Dustin (18:06), Andrew Greve (18:13), Chance Higginbotham (18:39) and Salvador Cardenas (20:46).
Lauren Johnson finished sixth ...
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