Her­itage wins Newrock

The Covington News - - Sports - BRYAN FAZIO bfazio@cov­news.com

Her­itage picked up its third straight NewRock Cross Coun­try cham­pi­onship Thurs­day, hold­ing off New­ton in the matchup of New­ton and Rock­dale coun­ties.

The Rams, with Alex Grady fin­ish­ing first over­all in a time 16:39, were the boys’ win­ners by 21 points over Rock­dale. With New­ton tal­ly­ing 27 points and Rock­dale 48, Her­itage was in third with 62, fol­lowed by East­side with 117, Salem 136 and Al­covy with 170 in the boys’ group­ing.

Her­itage made up the point dif­fer­en­tial in the girls’ group­ing, tak­ing first with 47 points. Salem fin­ished sec­ond with 55, East­side third with 62, Rock­dale fourth with 89 and New­ton fifth with 106. Al­covy did not score due to lack of run­ners. Rock­dale fresh­man Ant­wonette Thomas was the lead­ing girls’ run­ner in a time of 21:33.

The Pa­tri­ots put up a to­tal of 109 points to take first place over­all, fol­lowed by host New­ton with 133. Rock­dale (137), East­side (179), Salem (191) and Al­covy fin­ished off the field.

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