Young female runners continued to lead the girls this season and their success was anything but limited in the biggest stage
of the year.
A total of five ladies from Conference 43 finished among the top 15 in the state to help their teams in the Group 1A State Championship at the Great Meadows in the Plains.
Sophomore Julia Wood, of Rappahannock County, finished first in the state with a time of 18:47.00 along with junior teammate Emily Allen in eighth with a time of 20:52.
Lancaster’s freshman Mary Frere ended the year finishing fourth in the state with a time of 20:17. Northumberland’s freshman Trinity Bea (20:47) and junior Sarah Schindler (20:48) followed Frere finishing in sixth and seventh respectively.
Washington & Lee’s junior Kathryn Beddoo rounded out the group finishing in ninth place with a time of 20:56.
In the girls’ race, Radford won the Group 1A State Championship with 54 points followed by Northumberland taking fifth in the state with 150, Lancaster placing seventh with 184 and Washington & Lee taking 10th with 216 out of the 12 qualifying teams. The girls’ team from Rappahannock County, Conference 43’s champion, finished in second place with 91 points.