XC falls to Damascus

Sept. 30, 2003, midnight | By Vivek Chellappa | 17 years, 3 months ago

Junior varsity runners compete


The Blair cross-country team lost against Damascus High School in both the boys' and girls' events, in large part because the varsity team did not participate in the event. The final score was 50-15 for the girls' section, and 18-45 for the boys' section.

Most varsity runners for the boys' and the girls' team did not participate in the dual-meet; instead they trained at Blair in preparation for the highly competitive Bull Run Invitational at Hareford High School in Hareford County this Saturday.

The varsity team did not compete for a variety of reasons. Co-coach Angelique Bosse attributes the decision to a disruption in training schedules and to giving the junior varsity players a chance to possibly qualify for the county meet. Most of the varsity players have already qualified for the county meet.

The boys' fell to 1-2 while the girls' dropped to 0-3. However, the team' focus continues to be on individual improvements and record, with the October 25 county meet in mind.

Senior Esey Kidane was the only varsity player to compete, finishing third overall in the boys' section. Kidane ran to qualify for the county meet, as he had not finished two divisional matches to that point.

The next meet will be on Saturday, October 4 at Hareford High School, located near Baltimore. The meet is one of the more prestigious events in the area, with teams from several states competing.

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