XC falls to Whitman, but routs Wheaton

Oct. 8, 2003, midnight | By Vivek Chellappa | 17 years, 3 months ago

Whitman players disqualified for cutting course


Blair's cross-country team ended its divisional play for the season with a divisional loss, but the match was marred by the disqualification of an unknown number of Whitman boys for taking an illegal shortcut. The tri-meet also matched Blair against Wheaton High School, and although that was a non-divisional competition, Blair won that match up convincingly.

The girls' team defeated Wheaton 19-40, but lost to Whitman 36-25, while the boys' team defeated Wheaton 16-46, but lost to Whitman too 35-24. The girls fell to 0-4 in their division, while the boys slipped to 1-3.

According to coach Angelique Bosse, several Whitman players took at shortcut through the course. Although some players were disqualified, Bosse didn't think all of the offenders had been disqualified by the judge.
"He didn't see everything. It was a judgment call," she said.

The Sinclair twins, Ashlyn and Halsey finished first and second overall again. They have taken the top two spots at every competition they have been in this season except for one. Bosse worries that these girls aren't getting pushed enough during meets. She looked forward to the Georgetown Prep Invitational as a chance for the girls to get more competition.

"Hopefully they [other schools] will have girls to motivate and push the Sinclair twins," she said.

The Georgetown Prep Invitational will be this Saturday, October 11 at Georgetown Preparatory School.

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