Severna Park Cross-Country Wins County Titles For Boys, Girls Teams


The Severna Park High School Falcons won the boys and girls cross-country county championships on Saturday at Annapolis High School. Severna Park High is pictured above on a different day. (Google Maps)

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Severna Park High School won the county championships for both boys and girls cross-country on Saturday, The Capital reported

The Capital said the Falcon girls claimed nine of the top 10 best times at the meet, including the top six spots. This performance earned the girls a perfect score of 15 while beating out second-place South River (110) and third-place Arundel (117). The Severna Park boys scored 45, edging past second-place Crofton (84) and third-place Arundel (121).

"All of our runners are really strong and anyone on this team could have won this race. We're happy for the entire team," Severna Park sophomore Kathryn Murphy told The Capital after running the 3.1-mile course in a girls-best 20 minutes, 3.5 seconds. "I feel like if the team wins that's a win for everyone. If I had won and everyone else had bad races I would not feel as good."

The meets were part of the first-ever County Championship Showcase, where Annapolis High School facilities hosted 12 title matches in one day.

"Many thanks to the hundreds of #AACPSAwesome team members who came together Saturday to put on the County Championship Showcase at Annapolis High School," Anne Arundel County Public Schools said on Facebook. "It was a day of incredible competition by our student-athletes and opportunities for fans to watch multiple events! THANK YOU ALL!"

Read The Capital's full meet recap to learn more about the Severna Park victories and see how Murphy stormed onto the scene by winning the junior varsity individual title last year. This article is only available to subscribers, however.

Anybody with an Anne Arundel County Public Library card can read the story by searching "cross-country" at this link.

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