The Lady Eagles faced a strong & deep squad from Landmark Christian (2nd-60 pts) but came from behind to win the meet! Milton (1st-37 pts) took control of the race just before the 2-mile mark and with many fast finishes were able to best 8 scoring schools by placing their top-5 scorers in the top-9 overall finishers! Running a controlled race, sophomore Maggie Gibson (4th-22:53) moved steadily through the field to lead the Lady Eagle effort. Coming from farther back, senior Jocie Toner (5th-) led a group of Milton runners to secure the team victory. Sophomore Vicky Kangas (7th-23:21), senior Casey Hutchison (8th-23:27) & sophomore Chloe Steinbeck (9th-23:32) all pushed past Landmark’s 4th runner to bring Milton to the front and the eventual team race win.
Again Milton faced a strong and deep Landmark Christian (1st-26 pts) team and had to settle for runner-up honors. Milton (2nd-51 pts) bested 6 scoring schools that saw the Eagles place 3 runners in the top-8 overall places. Close to 200 runners finished the race. Seniors Eric Franklin (4th-18:43), Kai McKeever (5th-18:49) & captain Eli Jones (8th-19:20) led the charge with seniors Austin Mueller (16th-19:46) & Hayden Fravel (18th-19:55) completing the scoring for Milton.
The Eagle cross country teams will be at full-strength at their next meet in Whitesburg, GA on August 26th at the always fast/flat course of the Early Bird Invitational hosted by Alexander High School.