Both Lady Eagles runners competing at the MRVC-East Cross Country Meet ran to medal finishes with freshman Malea Brewington, and sophomore Ava Young taking top-10 finishes.
The two runners placed back-to-back on the course at Richmond High School on Wednesday, Oct. 19, with Brewington in ninth place, and Young in 10th place.
For Young, it was her second all-conference medal in two tries after earning all-conference honors last season competing as the lone Lady Eagle runner for Holden. “The girls knew what they had to do to get all-conference, and they did it,” said Holden cross country head coach Dale Wescott.
Running in her first career conference meet, Brewington picked up her top-10 medal by clocking out at 23:37. “Malea came a long way,” said coach Wescott of Brewington’s improvement over the season. “We told her at the beginning of the season she could be all-conference.”
Young timed out at 23:45 to join the group of all-conference runners in the awards ceremony. “That makes Ava a repeat all-conference runner,” highlighted coach Wescott. “She made it happen.”