Indian’s Cross Country Place 2nd At Peach State Preview
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The Vidalia Indians opened their 2023 Cross Country season with a great showing in the Peach State Preview Invitational, held Saturday in Hazlehurst.
Junior Georgia Meredith placed 2nd in the girl’s division with an outstanding run, while Andrew Hodges placed 3rd on the boy’s side. “As always it was a great day to be an Indian,” said Vidalia Cross Country Coach Mandy Godbee. “These runners have battled the heat for weeks and came well prepared to race. They always seem to amaze me with their mental and physical toughness as well as their gritty competitiveness.”
Other Indians showing well in the boy’s division were Jude Owen, who placed 7th, and Chamlee Evans, who finished 10th. Rounding out the top 5 Vidalia finishers were Cash Driggers finishing 16th, and Liam MacGregor, who placed 23rd, which helped the Indians finish in 2nd place out of 16 teams, just behind Glynn Academy.
Freshmen Sadie Siegmund and Judith Hussey had exceptional races for the Lady Indians as they competed in their first high school race.
Both teams will next run on Saturday, August 26, when they travel to Whitesburg for the Bob Blastow Early Bird Invitational. “I am so excited to watch this team exceed throughout the season!” Godbee said.