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Graham Middle School Cross Country
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Monday, September 19, 2016
GMS "Dynamic Duo" Katie Benson and Conor Douthat

Graham Middle School Cross Country

Walkers Run Invitational 9/17/16

More Hardware for GMS Cross Country Runners

The 8th Grade “Dynamic Dou” of Katie Benson and Conor Douthat continued their stellar season by adding more medals at the Walkers Run Invitational in Hungry Mother Park, Marion. Katie Benson continued her red hot running in the MS Girls race by capturing the Runner-Up position for the 2nd week in a row! Her time was 9:54 on the 3K or 1.5 mile course. Adding  both of those races to her 1st place Championship in the first race of the season and she has a pretty impressive start to the season!

As a newcomer to Cross Country this year Conor Douthat is still figuring out the sport. However, he has been a quick learner and is now enjoying the same success as his female teammate. On Saturday in only his 3rd race Douthat moved up from 6th place with ½ mile left in the race to finish right behind 3rd earning him the 4th place medal. This is his 2nd medal in a row!

Next for the GMS Cross Country team is their toughest meet of the year on Wednesday, 9/21/16, when they travel to Hillsville for the Maroon Tide Invitational. They will take on runners from 25 of the best teams in SW Virginia & North Carolina. Good luck Katie & Conor!!

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