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X-country teams finish 2nd, 3rd at Rochester Invite



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November 03, 2010 - It was another successful run for the Cross Country teams as the freshmen and sophomores took to Bloomer Park in Rochester for the Rochester 9th/10th Grade Invite on Monday, Oct. 25.

The run was so successful for sophomore Brooke Kovacic, who finished first in a time of 18:39, that she set the Oxford High School record time for girls cross country.

The previous record of 18:41.6 was set by Karen Leroy in 1998.

Overall, the girls finished third out of eight teams, while the boys were second.

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Head Coach Ray Sutherland was very pleased with how well each individual runner did. "They did a very, very good job with a lot of personal bests for the year," he said.

Other top finishers for the girls were freshman Alora McCoy, who finished ninth with a time of 21:03 and sophomore Abby Wrobel, whose time of 21:13 placed her 13th.

For the boys, five Wildcats finished in the top 20 for the meet. They were led by sophomore Ryan Gillespie, who finished second overall with a time of 17:10.

He was followed by fellow sophomore Ross Chapman, who ran a 17:55 and finished 10th.

Freshman Joey Ufolla was 17th (18:36), sophomore James Pollard was 18th (18:43) and freshman Noah Jenkins finished 19th (18:50).

Andrew Moser is a staff writer for the Oxford Leader.
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