Lancaster boys, Northumberland girls win district championships


The Lancaster High School boys cross country team won the Northern Neck District championship last Thursday. Members from left are (front row) Kyle Bean and Darius Reed; (next row) Deavion Harding, Adrian Henderson,Will Parker, Zach Kane, Dominique Veney, Marshall Lee, Nathan Spiers, Tucker Vanderpool, Ashton Hollingsworth and Marcus Keeve. Lancaster’s Joanne Webb-Fary was named the district’s coach of the year for boys cross country. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster’s Dominique Veney paced a pack of 30 varsity runners as the individual medalist in the Northern Neck District boys cross country meet last Thursday to lead the Red Devils to the district championship.

The Devils had all five scorers finish among the top 15 to score a team low 29 points. Washington & Lee (W&L) was second with 53 points; Rappahannock (RHS), third with 61; and Essex (EHS), fourth with 87. Northumberland (NHS), despite having two finish in the top five, did not field an entire team.

Veney won the race with a time of 18:07 and crossed the finish line 25 seconds ahead of runner-up Gunnar Leming of RHS.

The Devils had three place in the top 10 with Darius Reed finishing fifth overall and third in team competitors.

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