Congratulations to The Governor's Academy Girls' Cross Country team and coaches for winning the New England Division 3 Championship at the New England Prep School Track Association Championships at St. Mark's School on Saturday, November 8. This follows fast on the hills of the team winning the ISL Championships at St. George's on Saturday, November 1.
The team entered the November 8 race as the favorites, and ran up to their billing by placing five girls in the Top Ten, each earning All-New England honors. Sophomore Alanna McDonough ran a strong final race of her first season, placing second of 97 finishers in 19:46, just three seconds behind winner Olivia Fay of Portsmouth Abbey. Senior Katie Haran concluded her excellent Governor’s Academy cross-country career with a stellar fourth place finish in 20:48. Right behind her in fifth was junior Alison Travers in 21:01. Sophomore Kayla Jenson (21:19) and freshman Sarah Boone (21:36) finished near each other as they have for most of the season, in ninth and tenth places respectively. Juniors Lindsay Mackay (54th, 24:22) and Lindsay Grant (85th, 26:37) rounded out the team finishers for the Governors.
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