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Claymont runner takes first at school’s 20th annual Early Bird Invite

| August 28, 2023

Kali Wallace

A freshman helped the Claymont cross country teams celebrate their school hosting its 20th annual Early Bird Invitational Saturday.

Mustang freshman Kali Wallace was the fastest female there, finishing in first place out of over 100 girls. The Mustangs placed fifth as a team, with Grace McPherson at 16th overall, Heidi Johnson 30th, Allison Kadri 54th, Abigail Johnson 60th, and Madelyn Dean 78th.

Minerva was the big winner. The Lions won all four big school divisions – the high school boys and girls, and the middle school boys and girls.

In the small school divisions, Sandy Valley was the top high school girls team.

For the small school boys, Garaway finished second to St. Mary’s. For the Pirates, Nick Palmer and Nathan Money placed second and third.

The host Claymont Cross country boys team finished 4th place overall out of 17 schools. The top scorer for the Mustangs was Jacob Bache who finished 17th overall out of 103 guys. Freshman Braxtyn Myers finished 21st, Gavin Milburn was 32nd, and Lucas Gladstone finished 33rd.

Claymont boys cross country team

Grace McPherson

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