Other boys squads advancing to Northwest Region Meet next week are James Wood (62 pts), Stafford (76 pts), and Colonial Forge (77 pts).
Freshman Kristin Novara of James Wood beat a strong field of runners that included last year's district champion Colleen Connell of Brooke Point and North Stafford junior Kristyn Shiring (2nd, 19:30), who had been previously beating Novara by almost a minute earlier in the year. Novara made a surge at the hill at the 2 1/2 mile mark, and no runner was able to catch with her as she crossed the finish line in a time of 19:14.
The Brooke Point girls, led by Connell's third place finish (19:48), placed 4 runners in the top 10 for a total score of 41 points as they won the district team title.
Other teams making the trip with the Brooke Point girls to regionals are Culpeper (63 pts), Sherando (86 pts), and North Stafford (111 pts). The Colonial Forge girls were a disheartening 5th as they were 1 point off the last regional qualifying spoit with a score of 112 points.