Girls Cross Country 7th, Boys 8th at Wesleyan Invitational Meet

NORCROS, Ga. – The FPD varsity girls and boys cross country teams opened the 2015 season on Saturday at the Wesleyan Invitational, with the Lady Vikings taking seventh place and the Vikings finishing eighth overall out of 11 teams.

“All of our teams fought hard,” FPD boys coach Shane Hall said. “We ran against come really good opponents and that’s good for our girls and boys to see early in the season.”

In the girls meet, McKenzie Peterson paced the Lady Vikings with a 23rd place finish, clocking in at 23:15. Next to cross the finish line for FPD was Mary Jane Bonfim in 36th place at 19:41.

“Our girls came out and ran to the best of their ability today,” FPD girls head coach Holly Scott said. “It’s nice to finally compete against someone other than yourself and I think we know where we stand now in order to get better as the season progresses.”

In the boys meet, FPD’s Will Martin was first for the Vikings, finishing at 18th overall at 18:37. Dylan Bridges clocked in at 35th with a time of 19:41.

“I know our guys aren’t happy with the way they finished, but I also know the work ethic this team has and that we will get better with the more meets we have under our belts come later in the season.”

For complete results from the Wesleyan Invitational, visit the Georgia MileSplit website HERE.

Both cross country squads return to action on Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Berry College Clara Bowl. The Lady Vikings start their race at 8:45 a.m. and the Vikings follow at 9:30 a.m.

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