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Saturday, September 21, 2013
CARY, N.C. - Blacksburg's girls cross country team placed six runners in the top 20 and ran away with the team title at the adidas Cross Country Challenge on Saturday at the WakeMed Soccer Park.
That was complemented by a runner-up finish by the Blacksburg boys in a race dominated by Broughton High School in Raleigh.
Led by Bonnie Angermeier's eighth-place finish, the Bruins' girls, who are ranked No. 1 in Virginia by MileStat.com, finished 45 points ahead of runner-up Cardinal Gibbons of Raleigh.
It was a reversal in finishes between the Bruins and Crusaders. Last year, Blacksburg finished second to Gibbons.
Claire Ewing-Nelson was next for Blacksburg in 13th place, and Jennifer Fleming was 15th.
For the Blacksburg boys, who won the meet in 2012, Noah comb was 12th, and Kenneth Hagen ended up in 23rd.
adidas Cross Country Challenge
at WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, N.C.
Top 5 teams - 1. Broughton (N.C.) 81; 2. Blacksburg 197; 3. Apex (N.C.) 204; 4. Midlothian 235; 5. Chapel Hill (N.C.) 275.
Medalist - Phillip Hall, Terry Sanford (N.C.), 15 minutes, 8 seconds.
Blacksburg results - 12. Noah Combs 15:46; 23. Kenneth Hagen 16:05; 40. Michael Carte 16:25; 60. Sam Teller 16:41; 67. Matthew Conner 16:48.
Top 5 teams - 1. Blacksburg 69; 2. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) 114; 3. Marvin Ridge (N.C.) 170; 4. West Springfield 196; 5. Bethesda-Chevy Chase (Md.) 200.
Medalist - Caroline Alcorta, West Springfield, 17:18.7
Blacksburg results - 8. Bonnie Angermeier 18:09; 13. Claire Ewing-Nelson 18:44; 15. Jennifer Fleming 18:52; 18. Emily Beatty 19:00; 19. Annie Kay Combs 19:03; 20. Samantha Marin 19:03.
Liberty 28, Harrisonburg 21
HARRISONBURG - The Minutemen got two defensive touchdowns on their way to holding off the Blue Streaks (1-2) on Friday.
Matthew Smith had an 81-yard fumble return for a TD in the first quarter, and Treon Brawley recovered a fumble in the third quarter for a TD for Liberty (3-1).
Brawley added a 21-yard TD reception and Smith had a 28-yard TD run.
Liberty 8 6 6 8-28
Harrisonburg 7 7 0 7-21
H - Medley 46 run (Kyle kick)
L - Smith 81 fumble return (Hiner run)
L - Brawley 0 fumble recovery (Kick failed)
H - Barber 21 pass from Shifflett (Kyle kick)
L - Brawley 21 pass from Porter (Kick failed)
L - Smith 28 run (Bonds pass from Porter)
H - Shifflett 16 run (Kyle kick)
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