Cross country notebook: Norman heads to unique event; McGuinness girls strong as ever

Justin Harper Published: August 27, 2009
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/> McGuinness’ first five runners all placed in the top 14. Six of the seven runners competing finished among the first 19 runners.

Mary Kate Roy, Maddie Bisson and Mary Beth Canfield paced the Irish, finishing sixth, seventh and eighth. Roy posted a time of 7:42 in the 2,000-meter race. Erin Gaffney and Lizzy Whitbeck came in back-to-back at 14 and 15. Sophomore Bri Guthrie, the Class 5A runner-up last year, was also a top-20 finisher.

Season getting underway
With just one highly attended event in the books, the season has yet to get fully rolling. However, several big events are coming up this week.

Little Axe will host its invitational today with the girls starting things at 4:15 p.m. The Watonga Invitational, which always draws a large contingent of the smaller-school powers, is being held Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. And Guthrie’s "Cottonwood Flats” meet will take place Saturday with Class 5A and below girls starting at 8:30 a.m. Class 6A girls follow and then the boys races.


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