Boys Cross Country Second in Meet
The Collegiate boys placed a pair of runners in the top ten and finished second overall in the team race at Thursday’s Cape Henry Cross Country Invitational, held at Virginia Beach’s Mount Trashmore.
Senior Chris Bianchi – making his season debut – covered the 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) course in 19:05 to finish fourth in the race. Chandler Branton (19:40) took ninth and Thomas Batzel (20:33) added an 11th-place finish.
Harrison Fuller (21:44) wound up 20th, Frankie White was 25th and Matt Unrein ran a personal-record 24:10 to finish 29th.
On the girls side, Natalie Batzel (22:15) finished fourth overall in the varsity race, two spots ahead of teammate Claudia King, who ran a personal-best 22:51.
Cameron Brown and Maddie Foster finished 13th and 15th respectively for the Oaks, who were running somewhat shorthanded.
In JV action, Chas LeHew was 11th and Parker Gross finished 19th.
The Collegiate boys and girls teams will compete Thursday at the TCIS Championships in Newport News and then conclude their seasons just over a week later at the VISAA State Championships.
For pictures from the season, go to Oaks Cross Country.
Cape Henry Invitational
Teams: 1. Walsingham 21; 2. Norfolk Collegiate 56; 3. Cape Henry 61; 4. Isle of Wight 93; T5. Greenbrier Christian and Hampton Roads INC.
Individuals: 1. Jack Grimson 17:07.91; Carr (HRA) 18:51.28; 3. Correll 18:51.68.
Teams: 1. Walsingham 15; 2. Cape Henry 49; T3. Greenbrier Christian, Norfolk Collegiate, Isle of Wight INC.
Individuals: 1. Camryn Mann 20:42.59; 2. Kinney 20:43.86; 3. Riggs 21:40.07.