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Continued Cross Country Success!
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Friday, September 23, 2016
Katie Benson and Conor Douthat, the Dynamic Duo

Graham Middle School Cross Country

Maroon Tide Invitational 9/21/16

Best in the West

Yesterday at the Maroon Tide Invitation in Hillsville, VA 8th Graders Katie Benson and Conor Douthat added more proof they are two of the best cross country runners in Western Virginia. Even though some of the best runners from Virginia & North Carolina were in the race, for Katie Benson it didn’t matter. In the end most of 88 runners representing 35 teams from Virginia & North Carolina ended up in her “rear view mirror”. Speeding over the 2 mile course in 12:55, a new personal best, she captured the 3rd place medal. For the season she earned a medal in every race she has run!  

In the boy’s race 8th grader Conor Douthat faced a similar challenge. Like Benson, Douthat sprinted to the front of the huge pack and despite several challenges held on to take 8th place out of 106 with personal best of 12:30 for 2 miles! In his 4 races this seasons he has taken 9th, 5th, 4th and 8th!  

This Saturday, 9/24/16, the GMS Cross Country team will see what type of competition West Virginia has to offer as they will compete in the Pikeview Invitation  at Pikeview High School. Go luck G-Men!  

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