Cross Country Dominates The Course At MDS


There is a saying, “When you’re hot you’re hot and when you’re not you’re not,” well both the girl’s and boy’s teams are currently hot after they both competed in the Mount De Sales Meet on another record heat day in Central Georgia with the boys finishing second overall and the girls 3rd overall. The schools that finished ahead of Viking Cross Country represented 7A and 6A which are the two largest classifications in GHSA.

Out of 156 runners who competed at MDS no Viking runner would place outside the top 30. Freshman Jack Beeland continued his season long dominance on the trail for the Vikings with a time of 18:53 which was good for 5th overall. Sophomore Jack Hardy followed Beeland finishing 8th overall with a time of 19:26. Senior Cooper Martin placed 12th with a time of 19:38. The final two runners who competed for the Vikings were sophomores Camden Lashley (20th, 20:09) and Wyatt Hicks (28th, 20:30). As a team, they would secure another top finish over the other Class A schools who competed in the meet.

For the Lady Vikings Cross Country team, they entered yesterday’s meet without their top runner according to Coach Lashley, who was out with an illness, but that didn’t slow the team down on the course. 109 girls competed in the meet and leading the way for the Lady Vikings were juniors Mia Ferro who finished 5th overall with a time of 24:26 and Mary Jane Bonfirm 14th with a time of 26:14. Other top performers for the Lady Vikings were sophomore Anna Grace Reeves finished (30th, 27:44), junior Karsten Herron (37th, 28:55), and senior Sarah Parker Ware (43rd, 29:50). The girls as a team would finish their third race atop the other Class A schools who competed continuing their recent string of success heading into the region in a couple of weeks.

Both teams are back in action next Tuesday October 17th in Cochran, Georgia at the Mid-Ga 1 Mile Relay before heading to Carrollton on Saturday October 21st for the Last Chance Meet prior to the region meet.