Cross Country Team Begins Season Strong

Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

After a summer full of running and preparing for the cross country season, Page participated in the Friday Night Lights Cross Country Festival in Kernersville on September 10. At this huge meet, there were fireworks, snacks, dancing, and of course, plenty of running and sweat! Around 100 teams attended this event. Ninth grader Allie Kinlaw came in first place overall in the women’s 5k race, defeating 209 other runners. Seven other females from Page participated in the women’s invitational 5k, all running just over three miles in less than 23 minutes. Five boys participated in the two mile run, and 11 ran in the 5k races. Mitchell Dimond earned 2nd place in the junior varsity race, and William Murphy – coming only 20 seconds behind Dimond –  came in 6th place. 

On September 18, the Adidas Cross Country Challenge took place in Cary. Allie Kinlaw came in 9th place in the 5k with a time of 18:30. 

In the Greensboro Cross Country Invitational on September 25, the junior varsity Pirates ran alongside 79 other teams from North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Grayson Grant came in 4th place in the girl’s junior varsity 5k race, and Seth Penderleith came in 18th with a time of exactly 20 minutes.

At a much smaller race at Southwest Guilford, there were only four participating teams: Northwest, Southwest, Western, and Page. Senior Maddie Hamuka earned 2nd place in the varsity girls’ 5k. In the boys’ race, junior Christian Quintana came in 7th place with Zaeem Amin following closely behind to earn 8th. 

For their most recent meet, the team traveled to Charlotte on Homecoming Saturday to run in the Wendy’s Invitational. Approximately 100 teams took part in this meet. Maddie Hamuka led the girls’ team, coming in 69th place. Page’s Mitchell Dimond came in 61st place in the boys’ race, outrunning almost 200 other athletes. 

Make sure to support the team at their local meet on October 13 in Hagan Stone Park. Go Pirates!