Paladino Wins AAA Girls Race
Sami Harris of Charleston Catholic evened the score against Maggie Drazba of St. Marys in their 2nd head to head meeting of the season. At the Chick-Fil-A Invitational in Mineral Wells, WV, Harris ran the fastest time of the day in all girl races with a quick 18:25. Drazba was in close pursuit with a 18:32 posting.
Harris is a co-favorite with Drazba to win the A - AA individual title at the West Virginia State Cross Country Championship. Harris picked up a pair of second place of finishes in outdoor track last season and was State runner-up to McCauley in cross country last year. Drazba swept the 800, 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs at the state meet. She is also the individual state champion from 2009 in cross country.
Amelia Paladino of University won her 2nd straight AAA girls race of the young season. Paladino, a sophomore, ran a personal best 19:14 to easily take the AAA race over senior Alyssa Scherich (19:52) of Fairmont Senior.