Chase runs 17:43 5K state best in Florida

Photo by Ray Romero


Virginia's top ranked runner, Sophie Chase, ran a state leading 5K time on Saturday with her sizzling 17:43 performance at the North Port Invitational in Florida. Chase, along with her Lake Braddock teammates, had a dominant showing at the mid-size cross country invitational south of Tampa, Florida. The Lake Braddock girls tallied a low team score of 24 points behind a sweep of the top four individual places in Chase, Hannah Christen (2nd, 18:33), Alyson Robinson (3rd, 19:26), and Katie Roche (4th, 19:36). The Braddock boys added another first place team trophy for the plane ride back home with 55 team points as junior Nick Tuck ran away from the field with his sub 16 minute 5K performance at 15:59.


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Sophie Chase - North Port Invitational Winner Nick Tuck - Boys Winner