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Maple Mountain Does Well at Grass Relays

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 14:26
By William Shelton, MMHS Golden Eagle Globe
Ashely Phelps hurdels over a hay bale during her two mile race in the relay Photo by William Shelton.
Hayley Knapp blazes by the crowd on her way to the finish line. Photo by William Shelton.
Holden Adams hurdles over the last hay bale as his team mates chear him on. photo by William Shelton.
Kelsie Hadlock takes off after team mate Kelsie Bird hands her the beton. photo by William Shelton.
Lance Merrell passes the baton onto Jonah Hadlock. photo by William Shelton.
Nathan Vance pushing himself into the ninth place for the boys freshman_sophomore race.

On August 29, the Maple Mountain cross country team competed in the annual Grass Relays at American Fork High School. Grass Relays are two mile races on a mile long grass course peppered with rows of hay bales that the runners must jump over.

Thirty-six variety teams from all regions of the state traveled to participate in this annual relay race. Maple Mountain Boy’s Varsity placed thirteenth out of thirty-one teams, with Spencer Hanson having the third fastest time of all the boy varsity runners. The Varsity Lady Golden Eagles had a great start to the season by placing ninth out of twenty-seven teams. Both boys and girls cross country also came out on top of all Region 8 teams. The Golden Eagles also had some top finishers in the boy’s and girls’ Freshman/Sophomore J.V. race with Nathan Vance finishing ninth out of 248 runners and Rachel Warnick taking the thirteenth slot out of 175 runners.

Maple Mountain’s cross country team continues to show that it has the determination to compete, if not win, on the region stage and put up a good fight on the state level. This Golden Eagles team is continuing to soar in the rankings and show that it means business.