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Blue Waves cross country team sweeps the competition at Eagle Claw Cross Country Invitational

Courtesy of LeAnn Alexander

Courtesy of LeAnn Alexander

COLUMBUS, Mississippi — Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science boys cross country team has brought home another first place trophy this season. 

Competing against six teams at the Eagle Claw Cross Country Invitational in Eupora, MSMS won by a solid leading of 38 points with a 20:38 average time while Amory High School took second place with 64 points and a 22:07 average time.

Bryce Harrison led the team, earning first place and setting a personal record at 18:00. Luke Bowles was the next to cross the finish line for the Blue Waves in second place (18:48), followed by Cameron Wright in fourth (personal record 19:54), Matthew Dunn in 13th (22:19), Elijah Dosda in 18th (23:27) and Max Grossman in 40th (personal record 29:11). 

Although the girls team did not have enough runners to place, Linda Arnoldus placed fourth and set a personal record at 27:29, followed by Skylar Nichols in 15th (32:07) and Fiona Dawes in 16th (personal record 32:20).

“We are thrilled to have another great team performance as well as come home with five personal records and a first place trophy,” Coach Brian Burnes said. 

Next week, the team will compete in the Itawamba Invitational in Manatachie on Oct. 19, before the Clinton State Meet on Nov. 4. 

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