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From left, Chapel Hill junior Sakinah Omari, senior Eyonnti Edwards and junior Leah Howard run on the track during cross country practice.
From left, Chapel Hill junior Sakinah Omari, senior Eyonnti Edwards and junior Leah Howard run on the track during cross country practice.
Alexander came back this year to take top team honors for boys and girls in the annual Douglas County Cross Country Championships after not competing at all in the 2012 meet.

Hosted last week at Clinton Farms in Villa Rica, the Cougars won it all, led by head coach Brian Robinson.

“We competed well. We ran good, I think,” said Robinson.

The Cougars matched their 2011 showings in the county championships when they also won the boys and girls competitions.

“Last year was a scheduling conflict,” Robinson said.

For the boys, Alexander finished the 5K with 24 points, followed by Chapel Hill with 44 points, Douglas County with 65 points, New Manchester with 131 points and Lithia Springs with 136.

In the girls’ race, Alexander finished with 23 points, followed by Chapel Hill with 35 points and Douglas County with 70 points. Lithia Springs only had two runners and New Manchester only had four – neither was eligible to get a team score.

Alexander’s Chloe Camp took top individual honors for the girls as she finished with a time of 19:50.55, followed by Alexander’s Carleigh Camp with a time of 20:37.10, almost 47 seconds later.

For the boys, top individual honors went to Chapel Hill’s Cameron Lord, finishing with a time of 16:20.62. Lord was followed by Alexander’s Jacob King with a time of 16:50.37, nearly 30 seconds later.

Lord took top honors in the 2012 county championships as well.

In the 2011 race, Chloe Camp took top individual honors as well for the girls.

While winning the county championship was commendable, Robinson said she is looking forward to the Region 5-AAAA Cross Country Championship meet on Oct. 30, also at Clinton Farms.

“Our whole season is geared towards region and state. That’s the main objective,” said Robinson.

With three more meets prior to the region championship, Robinson said his runners should peak at the right time and be “good to go” on the day of the race.

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