Lady Indians Cross Country capture third Regional Title in four years

Belle Harvey Regional Runner-Up
Dominic Tanouye is State Qualifier for Paw Paw

by Jamie Harris

Coming into the 2018 Class A/AA Region I Cross Country Championships the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians were not mentioned in any of the discussions surrounding the regional team championship.

Most expected Fairmont Senior, St. Mary’s or East Fairmont to run away with the team title. Little did the teams lining up that day to compete realize that the defending Class A/AA Region I champions the Berkeley Springs Lady Indians had plans to repeat.

Led by sophomore Belle Harvey (second place, 20:14), senior Brooke Davison (10th place, 21:18), sophomore Taylor Mason (15th place, 21:44), junior Hannah Moran (19th place, 22:07) and senior Alex Banks (28th place, 22:47) the Lady Indians powered their way to their third regional championship in the last four years.

Berkeley Springs also had juniors Kierstyn Wise (42nd place, 23:49) and Leah Reed (49th place, 24:10) place in the top 50.

Berkeley Springs finished with 69 points while St. Mary’s was second with 74 points. East Fairmont finished third with 76 points followed by Fairmont Senior 81 points and Ritchie County 102 points.

On the boys side Paw Paw sophomore Dominic Tanouye was the highest place winner among the two Morgan County high schools. Tanouye finished in seventh place with a time of 17:26 to punch his ticket to the Class A/AA State Cross Country Championships.

The Berkeley Springs Indians finished in 10th place in the team standings.

Next up for the Lady Indians is the Class A/AA State Cross Country Championships this Saturday, October 27 at Cabell Midland High School.