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Brevard XC Places Top Three At White Squirrel Classic


September 23, 2019

Abdi Green paced the Brevard boys' cross country teams last Wednesday as the Blue Devils hosted the White Squirrel Classic. Green finished 10th (17:58)

On an unseasonably cool September afternoon last Wednesday, the Blue Devils turned up the heat on the competition at the White Squirrel Classic.

Hosting the 17-team meet at a new location at the recreation department, the ladies placed second and the boys third in a field loaded with top regional talent.

The ladies were led by freshman Lucy Murray and her lifetime best time of 21:23 in sixth place.

Also in the top eleven were Emma Coye (eighth – 21:40) and Isabelle Lefler (11th – 22:04). Summer Dysinger (33rd – 23:04) and Erin Huter (37th - 23:10) rounded out the scoring five, while Hannah Janowitz set a new personal best of 26:44 in 94th place.

Overall the ladies' score of 95 placed them only behind A.C. Reynolds (68).

Carolina Day (100), Tuscola (102), and Hendersonville (131) rounded out the top five.

"For us to place that well for a second straight meet without our senior leader (Madeline Dierauf) is a testament to the depth and character of this team," said head coach Philip Latter. "Lucy and Emma have taken turns at the front and work together so well, and Izzy, Summer, and Erin are amazingly solid and consistent. We're a very young team again this year, but they're out there running like veterans every time we toe the line."

The boys also made it a point of pride to defend their home turf.

Lucy Murray paced the Brevard girls' cross country teams last Wednesday as the Blue Devils hosted the White Squirrel Classic. Murray placed sixth (21:23). As a team, Brevard's boys placed third out of 17 teams and the girls finished in second place. (Times photos by Jeremiah Reed)

No one did that better than Abdi Green (10th – 17:58), Knox Witherspoon (12th – 18:02), and Dylan Sasser (13th – 18:21).

Those three kept the score low for the Blue Devils, with Isaiah Lefler (37th – 19:45) and Dominick Adolf (42nd – 19:50) rounding out the score for the Devils.

"We had a lot of community support out today, and I think that really got the boys fired up," said Latter. "This course is a good simulator of what we'll see at conference and regionals, and I think our team will be ready to respond when it matters the most."

The top five boys' teams included North Henderson (72), Hayesville (74), Brevard (114), Carolina Day (119), and A.C. Reynolds (148).

The team heads up to Boone this Saturday for their next meet, the High Country Classic.


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