New Kent Lady Trojans edged out by Tabb for regional cross-country title; boys capture third place
New Kent’s girls’ cross-country team was edged out by one point, settling for the position as runners-up at the Group 3A Region A championships held on Nov. 3 at Bells Mill Park in Chesapeake.
The Lady Trojans scored 40 points at the meet, falling just short of the championship to Bay Rivers District foe Tabb, who finished with a total of 39 points. Lafayette earned the bronze with 64 points.
The Lady Trojans got strong performances with five athletes finishing in the top 15. Rosie Gilbride paced New Kent with a time of 21:42.24, good enough for a fifth-place finish. Teammates Madison Johnson and Lauren Vick were right behind their teammate, placing sixth and seventh with respective times of 21:50.76 and 21:52.16. Gabrielle Butler crossed the line with a time of 23:30.10, good enough for 14th, with teammate Brooke Swarringhim close behind with a time of 23:36.81, earning a 15th place finish. Other runners for the Lady Trojans were Kori Massey (22nd-24:34.57) and Campbell Proffitt (28th-25:32.83).
On the boys’ side, New Kent strung together a performance that resulted in a third-place finish at the regional championship meet.
Isaac Lamprecht finished second overall in the boys’ competition, posting a time of 17:05.16. Teammate Will Ashley also placed in the top 15, finishing 14th with a time of 17:54.70. Other scorers for the Trojans were Logan Rooks (22nd-19:28.44), Jack Porter (24th-19:40.16), and Luke Holloway (28th-20:14.80). Other New Kent runners were Jackson Geisendaffer (32nd-20:45.05) and Tyler Mara (33rd-21:08.14).
The boys’ team accumulated 87 points, finishing behind Bay Rivers District rivals Tabb (35) and Lafayette (47) in the regional meet.
Both the boys’ and girls’ teams advance to the Group 3A State Cross-Country championships to be held at Green Hill Park in Salem on Nov. 13.