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Lady Hornets combine to run 100 miles in one day

Published: July 28, 2017 10:00 AM
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The East Canton girls cross country team completed their annual 100-mile relay on July 17.

Nineteen girls took turns carrying the relay baton for 1-mile segments with the ambition of taking the baton for a 100-mile trip.

The team completed the task in 13 hours, 26 minutes and 33 seconds; the 13th fastest time in the 28-year history of the event.

This year's relay was the first school activity on the new track at Foltz Stadium. Many other teams and community member were able to come out and support the girls, while also watching the installation of the new scoreboard.

The girls began the relay at 7 a.m. and finished a little after 8:30 p.m. Many alumni of the girls cross country team came out to support the girls, as well as parents, family and friends and guests from other school districts.

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Contributing seven miles were seniors Cameiya Newell-Owens and Mary Reichard and sophomores Marie Murphy and Emily Bigler.

Six miles were completed by senior Emily Cain and sophomores Brianna Martino and Abby Reichard.

Five miles were run by senior Addison Loy; junior Mackenzie Kendrick; sophomores Autumn Norris, Victoria Wertz and Erica Robinson; and freshmen Bella Kline and Breyana Buxton.

Contributing four miles were sophomore Daneille Lebo and freshmen Alexis Dimmerling, Lexi Stewert and Rachel While.

Freshman Bethany Miller contributed three miles to ensure the baton covered 100 miles for the day.

Murphy and Martino tied for the fastest mile with a time of 6:31 and Murphy had the best average with a 6:41.4.

Head Coach Tom Loy would like to thank all the supporters and well-wishers for cheering and bringing snacks to the girls.

The girl cross country team is still taking donations for the 100-mile relay as it is the primary fund raiser for the team.

Contributions to any member, or by calling Coach Loy at 330 284-4784.

The team will host a car wash at the Foltz Community Center this Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.


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