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Lions race at Fork Union Invitational

Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

Dillon Nelson pushes through the course during the Fork Union Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 23.
Photo submitted by Amy Wilson

The Louisa County High School cross country team traveled to Fork Union on Sept. 23 to race in the Fork Union Cross Country Invitational. The Lions raced against athletes from more than 20 schools, including Jefferson District teams Albemarle, Western Albemarle, Fluvanna County and Orange County high schools.

Dillon Nelson continued to lead Louisa’s boys’ team, crossing the line in 17th place with a time of 17 minutes, 13 seconds. Everett Robinson was the next Lion to cross the finish line, coming in 46th with a time of 18:06.

Braden Wood (8:18), Kyler Soriano (18:57) and Nicholas Liles (19:23) rounded out Louisa’s team score with respective 53rd,  87th and 97th place finishes.

Also running for the Lions were Matt Klapak and Bowen Vareny, who finished with times of 19:28 and 19:32, respectively.

Albemarle’s team won the competition with a score of 48. The Lions finished 10th with a total score of 262, squarely in the middle of the 19 team field.

In the girls’ race, Alayna Campbell was the first Louisa runner across the finish line, placing 28th with a time of 21:47. Katelyn Wilson and Sydney Madison followed her across the line with times of 22:11 and 23:23, earning them 44th and 64th place finishes.

To read the entire story, see the Sept. 28 edition of The Central Virginian.