Turbes Runs Away with Title as Westminster Defends

(all photos by Enrique Tomas)
Naima Turbes of Westminster

Naima Turbes was on a mission and recorded the 3rd fastest time of the State meet clocking a 19:01. She took the race out early, charging hard up the hills with a 100m lead after Mile 1. Heading into the woods after 2 miles she was cruising hoping her team mates were doing well. And, they were, as the lady Cats' were busy eating up 3 more spots in the top 10 starting with Janie Cooper's 4th place effort in 20:33, followed close behind by a healthy Katherine Vuckovic at 20:35 with Olivia Tordella 10th in 21:02

Janie Cooper of Westminster

Katherine  Vuckovic of Westminster

Haley Hooper of Lovett

Lovett had a solid race only 18 points behind Westminster, and bested Pace by 13. Haley Hooper was locked in a duel with Frankie Muldoon of Dawson County most of the race, pulling away the final mile taking overall runnerup honors in 20:00 Their 2-5 runners ran in a tight pack eating up 4 spots from position 12 thru 16. 

Paula Sandoval of Pace Academy
In recent years, Pace's girls squads have done well at State. This was no exception as the Cavs' had a nice 1-5 split of 1:23 and had 2 runners earn All- State honors, including Paula Sandoval who was 6th overall in 20:42 and frosh Laura Arenth placed 8th racing to 20:55  North Hall was the best 3A public school and focused on pack running having a 1-5 split of :47 which was key in besting region 8 Jefferson by 4 points.

Frankie Muldoon from Dawson County placed 3rd in 20:22 leading her team to 6th

Katherine Law of Jefferson was 7th overall in 20:45 leading the Dragons to a strong 5th as a team