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Lafayette's boys and girls cross-country teams took first place during a quad meet at Jamestown High School on Wednesday.
On the boys side, the Rams took the top three spots with Konrad Steck taking first place in a time of 16:41. Following Steck was Cade Moreno (16:58) and Liam Bonga (16:59).
"It's definitely a confidence booster to go from there and know that you've beat these kids," Steck said of opening his season with a win.
Lafayette defeated Jamestown by 13 points and Warhill by five points. Tabb and Lafayette agreed not to compete head-to-head during the meet.
Tabb defeated Jamestown by 29 points, but lost to Warhill by 11 points. The Lions defeated Jamestown by 25 points in the final head-to-head matchup.
Warhill's Daniel Cretney was the top Warhill scorer with a time of 17:01 and a fourth-place finish. He was immediately followed by his teammate Matthew Hrncir.
Tabb's top runner was Preston Klekar, who took sixth place in a time of 17:16, while Jamestown's best performer was Cameron Coates, who took 14th in a time of 18:07.
In the girls race, Lafayette saw similar success to their male counterparts by placing multiple runners toward the top of the leaderboard.
While Lafayette's Delaney Savedge (18:54) and Brooke Crookston (19:42) took second and third place overall, Tabb's Lindsey Blanks claimed the top spot in a time of 18:14.
"I felt really good. The first two miles especially felt really nice," Blanks said after the race. "I wasn't really focused too much on the time because I had never run this course before. I ended up going way faster than I thought and I was just trying to hold on."
Blanks also echoed the sentiments of Steck, saying a win to start the season was a confidence booster.
Warhill's top girl runner was Hannah Hrncir, who took sixth place in a time of 20:09. Jamestown was led by Kathleen Yates, who finished fourth in a time of 19:46.
To see full results from the boys race, click here. For full results from the girls race, click here.
Grafton Boys, Girls Sweep Against York and Poquoson
The Grafton boys and girls cross-country teams won dual meets against York and Poquoson at Poquoson High School on Wednesday.
Clipper runners took the top four spots in both the girls and boys races, sweeping the top five spots in the girls race.
Grafton's boys finished first, second, third, fourth and seventh against Poquoson and swept the top five spots against York. Meanwhile, York defeated Poquoson by a margin of two points.
Dylan Lorio-MacNamara won the boys race with a time of 16:29, while Miles Owens (16:44) and Price Owens (16:49) finished second and third, respectively. Brandon Tackling (16:57) and Dylan Comer (17:22) rounded out the Grafton scorers.
Liam Kempton was the top York finisher in 11th overall with a time of 18:48. Noah Fields (19:07), Ryan Born (19:11), Cale Overstreet (19:29) and Ben Clarke (20:10) rounded out the York scorers.
In the girls race, Grafton took the top five slots overall with Miya Caden winning the race in a time of 20:24. Kire Freedman took second place with a time of 20:49, while Sami Wanderer finished third in 20:58. Tacoma Mendelsohn finished fourth with 21:09 and Sung Park took fifth place with a time of 21:21.
While the Falcons lost against the Clippers, York defeated Poquoson by 16 points.
York's Lori Prieto finished in sixth place with a time of 22:32, while her teammate Moira Thomson finished next for the Falcons with a time of 23:31. Hannah Johns (24:18), Sarah Benothame (24:25) and Olivia Henkel (25:53) were the other scorers for York.
To see full results from the meet, click here.
Bruton Girls Win Against New Kent and Smithfield
Bruton's girls cross-country team won a pair of dual meets against New Kent and Smithfield on Wednesday afternoon at Bruton High School.
The Bruton girls finished first, second, third, fourth and eighth against New Kent for a total score of 18, which beat the Trojans by 21 points. Against Smithfield, the Panthers placed first, second, fourth, sixth and 11th for a total of 24 points, which topped Smithfield by eight points.
Clara Wincheski, a Bruton sophomore, handily won the girls race with a time of 20:39, defeating her teammate Kaitlyn Audrey, who took second place in a time of 22:04. Victoria Senn finished with a time of 22:51, Rachel Brotherton with a time of 23:14 and Zoe Bonafe with a time of 25:10 to round out the Bruton scorers.
In the boys race, Bruton fell to both New Kent and Smithfield by 19 and 23 points, respectively.
Curt Ivanoff led the Bruton boys and finished third overall with a time of 18:21, while Ian Sadler was next for the Panthers in a time of 20:05. Rounding out the Bruton scorers were William Houghland (20:23), Garret Turner (20:26) and Richard Westlund (20:46).
To see full results from this meet, click here.