Watauga Democrat "Cross Country Teams Sweep": " 'After a while, I’m just going to get soaked. It was pretty fun' "
GoBlueRidge "WHS Sweeps High Country Classic"
Saturday was the last home Cross Country race for seniors. Darby's won this race 3 times now, with a closer margin over 2 strong Ardrey Kell challengers in 2010. Peter won it in 2011 and 2009, but is hurting this year (and still running strong races anyway).
Monday practice will be in the western part of the county. Should be done a little late.
Next Saturday-- Wendy's, at Charlotte's McAlpine Park, is a great place to run your fastest time of the year and to watch a race also. (Last year the bus left WHS at 5:45am Saturday morning to go to the meet.)
Wondering how cross country meets are scored? With a few exceptions, a ream's score is the sum of its first 5 finishers' places in the race. The JV Girls had the lowest score of any team all day, 26 points. The top 5 finishers came in 1st (Jordan!), 2nd, 4th, 9th, and 10th. So 1 + 2 + 4 + 9 + 10 = 26. (Still don't see? See page one here.) Hint: Lower is better. 15 is really, really good. In big, competitive races, teams can win with seemingly high scores. In 1999, the Watauga Boys won the state championship with (about) 81 points.