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Page 8C August 21, 2019 iR pOrter nroe Team Carson Brown Jessica Goodwin Ava Hill Ella Hoover Amelia Jones Mary Alice Marks Tyteuna Morgan Amelia Stone Kaitlynn Whitten Alanna Wood Ike Dunwody Mac CROSS COUNTRY Confinued from 7C make their mark against region competi- tion. Senior Logan O'Neill, a four-year starter, is back after placing third in region a year ago. "He brings everything" Dupree said of O Xleill. "He's probably the biggest voice here, especially for the retumers. He's working his tail off, and he wants a college scholarship as much as anybodf Other senior returners include: four-year varsity performer Hunter Benson, Alex Hansen and Alec Remick. The senior class also features three newcomers in Brock Brown and a pair of MP soccer starters, Bryce Lynch and Michael Necastro. Other top MP boys returners include: juniors Con- nor Battles, who placed seventh in region in 2018, Holden Haworth and Weston Dunwody. Dupree said Wachtel is not the only boys runner whom he expects to have a lot of success in 20t9. Dupree said, "We have a solid No. ! that's going for the best time in the state, but these guys below him are taking that as, 'We don't want to be too far behind him. We want to work as hard as him and we want to do this together as a team. All seven of us, we want to finish prettyhigh. MONROE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL 20!9 BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS: Pictured from left to right on the front row: Caleb Moore, Gavin Harris, Ella Hoover, Mary Alice Marks, Tyteuna Morgan, Amelia Stone, Kaitlynn Whitten and Alanna Wood. Pictured from left to right on the back row: Mac Roeser, Wes Stapleton, Jessica Goodwin, Amelia Jones, Ava Hill, Carson Brown, Todd McCall, C01e Battles, Ike Dunwody and coach Julius Stroud. (Photo/Richard Dumas) Between varsity, JV and middle school, the thriving Bulldogs' cross country program has 60 total runners, by far its biggest total in years. Goodwin said of the MP program: "I ran 55 years ago when I was in high school, and it's a much bigger program, much more parental involvement. And it's just wonder- ful. Good kids, motivated, working hard. It's very impressive." The MP varsity and middle school teams will next compete at the Battle of Atlanta meet at 8 a.m. on Saturda) MP will then host its lone meet of the season, the Bulldog Distance Classic, at the Monroe County Recreation Department at 8 a.m. on Sept. 7. Last year's inaugural Bulldog Distance Classic was the largest meet MP has hosted in a number of years and was a huge success with the Lady Dogs taking first place. Following in Dod Jeremq 9- Aunt Jessico's Footsteps Good LucN We ore proud of qou! Love, bQddq ms. Bechq