Ali Russell leads Wakefield girls to DAC cross country championship
Ali Russell's first-place finish Thursday helped the Wakefield Owls win the girls championship during the Delaney Athletic Conference cross country meet at Randolph Macon in Front Royal.
The Owls finished with a girls team score of 32 to edge runner-up Trinity Christian, which had a 39, while Highland placed fifth with a 72. The Wakefield boys placed third with a 70 while Trinity Christian won (26) and Highland took eighth (106).
Russell, a senior, won the girls race by 16 seconds with a time of 21 minutes, 16 seconds after finishing second in the 2013 DAC race. Wakefield's Katie Russell placed fourth Thursday in 21:41, while Kate Anderson finished 10th in 22:50, Chloe Osborn took 20th in 24:03 and Anya Parks placed 33rd in 25:48.
For Highland, Olivia Saunders finished 11th in 22:58, Carolyn Treuting took 19th in 23:54, Maddie Lutz placed 21st in 24:05, Savannah Clayton finished 28th in 24:53 and Angelina Martella took 30th in 25:08.
In the boys race, Wakefield's Ethan Mahoney placed sixth in 19:22 while Daniel Lizarraga finished 19th in 20:03, Ben Wimer took 20th in 20:07, Henry Hotslander placed 29th in 20:31 and Richard Hotslander finished 36th in 21:12.
For the Hawks, Ralph Marcuccilli took 22nd in 20:11, Kyle Blackburn placed 24th in 20:14, Gordon Wallace finished 32nd in 20:41, Anthony Zervoidis took 34th in 20:58 and Liam Walsh placed 37th in 21:14.
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