Indians win district titles in cross country

Published 9:33 pm Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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It has been a year to remember to say the least for Southampton High School’s cross country program.

The varsity boys team finished the regular season with a record of 7-0, and the varsity ladies team also took control of the regular season with a record of 4-3 to earn first place in the Tri-Rivers District. 

During the district tournament held in South Hill, both teams came out on top, claiming their respective district tourney championships.

Miles Bland, Dane Magette, Juan Gonzales and Gage Xinos qualified for the boys all-district team, and Bland was named the Tri-Rivers District Runner of the Year, winning the championship with a time of 17:43 in the 3.1-mile race.  

Jayla Greene, Brianna Falcone and Mary-Katherine Cobb qualified for the ladies all-district team.

Bland and Magette will be representing Southampton County at the cross country state championship held Nov. 13 in Salem. 

The Southampton cross country program is led by Coach Jayson Williams, who was named Tri-Rivers District Coach of the Year, and Coach Julie Belter.