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Cross Country: Boys and girls take second in Regional and qualify for state

 

October 26, 2017

Jocelyn Rowley

The Niwot boys cross country team took second place overall at the Class 4A Region 3 race at Lyons H.S. on Oct. 19.

Niwot freshman Taylor James took top honors and junior Maggie Smith put an exclamation point on her comeback this season with an impressive fourth-place finish at the Class 4A Region 3 meet at Lyons H.S. last Thursday. With a time of 19 minutes 27 seconds, Smith finished right behind Valor Christian runners Keely Jones and Taylor Whitfield (2nd and 3rd) to post her first top-five time of the year.

Smith and freshman James settled in at the head of the pack early, and led as a tandem until James pulled away in the third mile. The ninth-grader went on to claim first place overall with a time...



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