BREAKING: Cross Country Wins at States

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The Cross Country teams have done it again.

The Boys have officially won the Virginia State Championship, for the third straight year, with a perfect score of 15. Boys runners Sam Affolder, Peter Morris, Colton Bogucki, Jacob hunter, and Connor Wells all finishing in the top 5 respectively.

The girls’ team finished second in a close battle with Blacksburg High School who took first. Adding to the titles cross country will bring home, Senior Natalie Morris finished first in the girls’ race out of 112 people.

Over the past years, Valley’s cross country, indoor track, and track and field teams have all dominated competitions within the state. After winning states last year, the boy’s cross country team’s only loss from those who visited states was Noah Hunter, and the addition of transfer, Affolder more than made up for that loss as he finished first in the state.

(Photos Courtesy of Terri McConnell)

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