The girls’ Class 5A-6A division of the James Smith Invitational on the grounds of Midlothian ISD Multipurpose Stadium turned into a duel of sorts between two outstanding cross-country teams from Midlothian and Waxahachie High Schools.
There was plenty of success for both teams to point to. The Lady Indians notched two of the top three finishes in the race by sophomore Emilee Jones and senior Cori Morgan, but the Lady Panthers ran well as a pack and grabbed second place in Thursday’s meet, ahead of third-place WHS.
Jones finished second on the 5,000-meter course in a time of 18 minutes, 23.78 seconds and was just a step behind Dallas Hockaday School’s Margaret Thompson at the finish line. Morgan was third in 19:37.67, more than a minute behind the lead duo.
Freshman Lyndsay Giles (32nd in 22:40.70), sophomore Whitley Blankenship (35th in 22:45.65) and senior Tessa Dominy (38th in 22:53.72) rounded out the scoring for WHS, with senior Cameron McBride also participating in the race.