SHA Cross Country at Great American

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Emily Perrone, Staff Reporter

The Sacred Heart Cross Country team traveled to Cary, North Carolina to compete against elite teams in the Great American Cross Country Festival.

The Valkyries competed in four divisions: JV Red Division, JV Blue Division, and varsity Race of Champions.

SHA sophomore Emmie Jackson and junior Melissa Jones led the way in the JV Red Division, finishing in 68th and 69th place, helping the Valkyries come in 18th place.

SHA senior Isabel Schafer led in the JV Blue Division, scoring 23rd with the team finishing in 11th place.

SHA junior Kathleen Simms dominated the Race of Champions with a time of 18:59, finishing 29th, with the team coming in 18th place.

Other top finishers included sophomore Meredith Barnes, senior Abby Reburn, and junior Lucy Couch.

Team Captain, junior Shelby Arnett said, “Our girls showed what they were made of this weekend, and because of that, we earned a lot of our personal bests. We came home feeling proud of our performance.”

The Valkyries’ next meet will be October 15 in the Lexington Catholic Invitational at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

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