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Louisa runners advance to state meet

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 12:06 pm

The Boys Cross Country Team failed to advance with their 10th place finish. Justice Anderson’s individual performance will send him to states. Photo by Charletta Anderson

The Boys Cross Country Team failed to advance with their 10th place finish. Justice Anderson’s individual performance will send him to states. Photo by Charletta Anderson

The Lions showed they were no flash in the pan in the land of the ham, as Louisa County High School’s varsity cross country team put together an incredible performance in Smithfield for the 4-A East Regional Championship meet.

The Lions’ boys squad as a whole failed to advance to states, as they finished in 10th place out of 16 teams. Placing in the top six was required to advance.

However, Justice Anderson’s (16:43) individual 20th place finish will allow him to represent Louisa at states, as the top 10 individual runners not on the six teams move forward. Anderson and the rest of the boys team all set personal records at the meet.

The Lions’ girls team was represented by Katelyn Wilson (21:00) and Sarah Seay (21:06), who finished in 34th and 37th. Wilson’s placing allowed her to advance to states, but Seay failed to move on by a slim margin of two seconds.

Anderson and Wilson will compete at the state meet at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13  at Great Meadows in The Plains.