Cross country: Region titles for Rinehardt, Ocean Lakes, W. Branch

Tallwood's Octavia Rinehardt leading the pack early at the Eastern Region Championships as the senior went onto win easily in a personal best time of 18:18. (Photo by Andy Paisley).

Octavia Rinehardt was running so smooth and effortlessly Thursday afternoon that it looked like she was taking a stroll through the park.

Rinehardt, a Tallwood senior, was running in Bells Mill Park, but she was far from strolling.

No, she was dominating as she breezed around the course in a personal-best time of 18 minutes, 18.10 seconds to win her first Eastern Region cross country title.

“I just wanted to run my race and go for a good time more than anything,” said Rinehardt, who won by 25 seconds.

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Eastern Region Championships Photo Gallery - By Andy Paisley. 407 photos total.