Blue Ridge’s boys cross country squad had a solid week last week with a pair of dual race team victories at home, winning 27-31 over Fishburne and 26-30 over Steward.
In the Fishburne race, Chip Collins of Fishburne took first with a time of 20:30, and the Barons and Caissons alternated finishes after that before Ian Burgin, Augie Relihan, Chris Weldon and Mark Meng finished back-to-back-to-back-to-back at the sixth through ninth spots to lock up the Blue Ridge victory.
Braden Barrett finished second in the race for Blue Ridge with a time of 20:47 while Matt Kim took fourth for the Barons.
A few days earlier in the season-opening win over Steward, Barrett set the pace again for the Barons, this time winning the race at 21:24, well out-pacing the Steward in second place. Burgin clocked in at third while Kim grabbed fifth and Daniel Vettichira took sixth.
Blue Ridge hits the course again when it hosts Woodberry Forest Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.
Team score: Blue Ridge 27 Fishburne 31
Individual Results 1. Chip Collins (F) 20:30; 2. Barrett (B) 20:47; 3. Schuster (F) 22:45; 4. Kim (B) 22:51; 5. Park (F) 23:10; 6. Burgin (B) 24:52; 7. Rellihan (B) 26:14; 8. Weldon (B) 26:21; 9. Meng (B) 27:00; 10. Mega (F) 29:22. Next – Blue Ridge (2-0) hosts Woodberry Forest B, Saturday September 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Team score: Blue Ridge 26 Steward 30
1. Barrett (B) 21:24; 2. Wolf (S) 23:02; 3. Burgin (B) 23:10; 4. Cardwell (S) 23:26; 5. Kim (B) 23:40; 6. Vettichira (B) 24:20; 7. N. Puling (S) 24:33; 8. Andrews (S) 25:24; 9. W. Puling (S) 25:54; 10. Toler (S) 26:00; 11. Weldon (B) 26:14.