Top cross country runners prep for Far East in district races
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published: October 29, 2018
Williams wins Okinawa title
CAPE ZANPA, Okinawa – While Williams’ winning the Okinawa district finals boys title and remaining unbeaten was expected, Megan Kirby’s victory on the girls side came as somewhat of a surprise, given teammate Ahveana Couverthier’s dominance this season.
Kirby was timed in 22 minutes, 58.48 seconds, about 25 seconds faster than teammate Kennady White and 50 ahead of Couverthier. Williams took the boys race in 16:51.51, about 21 seconds ahead of teammate Hayden Bills. Kadena easily took both the boys and girls team titles.
The race was run in hot, humid conditions along Okinawa’s west coast. “I was worried how that would affect me,” Williams said, adding that he and his teammates are also looking forward to Far East.
“With the team that we have, we have a chance to take home the banner. It would be nice to do it in my senior year.”
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