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Boys cross country places third at regionals qualifying for state

Juniors Charlotte Caldwell and Meg McAfee also qualified for the state race

The cross country teams competed at regionals Saturday, Oct. 21. The meet was held at Johnson County Community College. The boys placed third overall which qualified the whole team for state. The girls placed fourth overall, with juniors Charlotte Caldwell and Meg McAfee qualifying for the state meet.

After qualifying individually for the state meet, Caldwell reflects on her race.

“Individually I did okay, I placed tenth overall,” Caldwell said. “It definitely was not my best race but it also was not my worst by any means. I am very excited to improve at the state meet next week.”

Similarly to Caldwell, junior Carter Cline explains how he thought he completed. 

“I had a really solid race,” Cline said. “I was able to put myself in a really good position which led me to be able to place fifth overall.”

Additionally, Caldwell was proud of how she and her team performed at the meet. 

“As a whole the girl’s team competed well. We all fought our hardest and even though we didn’t qualify I’m super proud of all my teammates,” Caldwell said. “We were in a super hard regional with four of the top five girls teams in the state.”

Looking back, Cline shares the highs and lows of the regional meet. 

“The best moment of the meet was when all the scores got added together and the boys and I figured out that we made state as a team,” Cline said. “The low was that the girl’s team missed qualifying for state by one place. We had really wished that our girl’s team would have qualified so that we would have both teams at state, it is more fun when we can have all of us go.”

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Kate Haney
Kate Haney, JAG editor-in-chief
This is senior Kate Haney’s third year on the JAG yearbook staff and she will be taking on the position of JAG editor-in-chief. When not in C-101, you can find her participating in NHS, NEHS and SNHS or hanging out with the Mill Valley swim team. Outside of school, you can catch her working at Target, rereading and obsessing over her favorite fantasy novels, stressing over her homework, watching her comfort movies and shows or fangirling with her younger sister about their favorite celebrities. 
Hudson Whalen
Hudson Whalen, JAG reporter/photographer
This is sophomore Hudson Whalen's first year on the JAG yearbook staff, he will be taking on the position of a photographer. When not working on the yearbook, you can find Hudson dirt biking or hanging out with friends.
Alonnah Gage
Alonnah Gage, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief
This is junior Alonnah Gage’s second year on the JAG yearbook staff and she will be taking on the positions of Mill Valley News Editor-in-Chief, as well as writer and photographer for the JAG yearbook. When not in C-101, you can probably find her running track, or participating in NHS, NEHS, FCA, HOSA, Art Club, or on the Relay for Life Committee. Outside of school, she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, watching netflix, eating ice cream and reading romance novels.
Bella McPeake
Bella McPeake, JAG reporter/photographer
This is sophomore Bella McPeake's first year on the JAG yearbook staff, she will be taking on the position of a photographer. When not working on the yearbook, you can find her cheering on the sidelines at football and basketball games. Outside of school she enjoys running, hanging out with her friends, listening to Zach Bryan, watching sunsets, going to church, and reading books. 

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