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Congratulations to Dayton's Girls XC 2020 North 2 Group 1 Sectional Champs!
The Girls XC Team competed in the North 2 Group 1 Sectionals on Saturday, November 14th at Oak Ridge Park. The girls ran a great race and placed 1st overall for the first time since 1983!! Senior captain Abbey Hochreiner led our girls to victory and placed second overall with a time of 21:59 followed by sophomore Claudia Reines who placed 3rd overall with her best time of the season at 22:21. Senior Shannon Kennedy was our 3rd runner in the pack and crossed the finish line with a time of 22:56. She ran an amazing race and placed 9th overall followed by sophomore Ayana Alles with a time of 23:39 and senior captain Emily Kessel at 24:55 helping us clinch the win! Junior Adriana Nguyen was close behind with a time of 25:03 and to round out our team was junior Abby Glass running the first sectional of her career. Senior captain Ciara Corbett and managers Cyra Ghandi and Jenna Lashuk were there every step of the way, helping to motivate the girls throughout the race.
The girls and I knew it was going to be a great day on our way to sectionals. It was empowering to watch the girls run an amazing race and win the sectionals after so many years of placing 2nd or 3rd. This is a huge accomplishment for them and an uplifting way to end this abnormal season due to COVID. We started the season late, had to shut down practices, and trained while following COVID restrictions. As a result of shutting down, we were unable to run the county championships. With so many obstacles in their way, the girls worked through them and overcame by showing up for themselves and each other and putting in the work. It paid off and now we can say we are the 2020 North 2 Group 1 Sectional Champs! Congratulations to this awesome group of dedicated and passionate young women!!