Lady Falcons Take First Place In Home Meet

Published 10:53 am Tuesday, October 7, 2014

PAMPLIN — On Thursday, October 2, the Fuqua School cross-country teams held a meet at Elam Farm in Pamplin. The Lady Falcons took home first place, while the boys placed third overall.

“Both teams ran well. They battled through the heat, humidity, and the tough course. The girls were able to take home another victory and continue their undefeated campaign. This is a very talented group of girls and with determination. They have great potential to do fairly well in the states at the end of the season,” commented Fuqua School cross-country coach Stephen Ferguson.

The Falcons girls team finished in first with six points, while Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot came in second with 22 points. Kenston Forest took third place with 25 points and Richmond Christian finished in fourth place with 41 points.

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The Fuqua girls team also took the top four individual times. Micaila Coleman finished first with a time of 23:42. Charlotte Haney finished closely behind with a 24:24 time. Virginia Haney finished third with a time of 24:29, while Katie Haney finished as the fourth top runner with a 26:45 time.

Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot and Kenston Forest finished in first place in the boys cross-country race with 22 points each. Amelia Academy took second with 24 points, while Fuqua came in third with 25 points. Brunswick Academy finished in fourth with 45 points. Richmond Christian ended in fifth place with 75 points.

“As far as the boys go, they moved up a position to third overall. It has been pretty awesome to see them improve every week, little by little. This boys team also has great potential. At the rate that they are improving, it is not unthinkable that they could wind up finishing near the top of the conference, as well,” Ferguson remarked.

The boys top four individual scores were led by Amelia Academy's Grady Owens with a 19:16 time. Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot's Drew Olsen took second with a 19:44 time. BS-H runner Jack Toomey finished in third place with a time of 20:38, while Fuqua's Curtis Rogers finished as the four top boys runner with a 20:49 time.

Fuqua's cross-country teams will return to action on Thursday, October 9 when they travel to Kenston Forest School for a 4 p.m. meet. The Falcons will visit Brunswick Academy on Tuesday, October 14, before returning home on Thursday, October 23 to host a meet at Elam Farm at 4 p.m..