XC's Rachel Sweeney Qualifies for State in Cross Country

11/12/2013

This past Saturday, October 26, XC freshman Rachel Sweeney placed
14th as an individual at the High School Regional Cross Country Meet and
will be representing Xenia Christian at the State Cross Country Meet
this coming Saturday, November 1, 2013!

Coach Robin Norman remarked: "Rachel Sweeney has been running with
our program since she was in 7th grade. She is a very gutsy runner and
during the race quickly positioned herself in the top 16 and just stayed
there throughout the race. Qualifying for State put quite a nice finish
to her fall season as Rachel has actually been a triple-sport athlete
for Xenia Christian: cross country, soccer, and volleyball. She is ready
to compete with the best on Saturday."

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addition to Rachel's amazing honor, this was the first time ever for
both boys and girls varsity cross country teams to have earned the
privilege of taking off from the start line at Regionals! All runners
put forth great effort, and seven runners set personal records. The boys
placed 13th. The girls placed 6th -- only 14 points behind Versailles
in 4th. It has been an awesome season with an incredible group of
athletes!

Saturday was also the first XC Tailgate at Regionals! Xenia Christian
thanks everyone who helped make this a huge success! The food was
excellent, and the family community time was priceless. It was a great
time of fellowship for Ambassador cross country families and a neat
opportunity for them to meet other cross country families from Troy
Christian, Dayton Christian, and Middletown Christian.