Sussex Tech's boys cross country team won a very exciting and close meet with Smyrna yesterday, but the Smyrna girls posted a strong victory over the Lady Ravens in a meet held at the Delaware State University Research and Outreach Center in Smyrna.
The Ravens won the boys' side by the slim margin of 27-30, despite the Eagles having the top two finishers, Gabe Mojica won in 16:18, and David Hall was second in 16:22. Tech, however, had the third, fourth and fifth place runners, as well as the seventh, eighth and tenth place finishers. Victor Rueda, (16:35) was the fasted Raven runner of the day. Jake Bamforth was fourth overall in 16:42, and Same Hete was fifth overall in 16:50.
"I was very pleased with the boys, they ran well and they ran as a team. Cross Country isn't always about running the fastest race, but running the smartest, and our guys definitely ran smart today," said Raven assistant coach Shaila Gillis. "I was also pleased with the girls a lot of them ran their PR's personal records today."
The Lady Eagles won their half of the race 15-47, and had the top five finishers. They were led by senior Tori Vickers who ran the course in 19:43.
Vickers was followed by Kelsey Cabrera (21:02), Aliyah Navarro (21:30), Erin Cooper (21:32) and Alyson Davis (21:42). The Lady Ravens top finisher was Natasha Taylor, who finished sixth in the time of 22:01.
The Raven boys are now 4-1 and the girls are 2-2 on the season.