<b>Chargers Cross Country Off to Fast Start</b>
The 2009 Chargers Cross Country season unofficially opened on Friday, Aug. 21 at Burke Lake Park, with the seventh running of the annual Chantilly vs. Lee High School scrimmage. The race was run on the first two miles of the Burke Lake cross country course.
In the girls race, Chantilly standouts included Rachel Grochowski, who finished in first place with a time of 12:43.90, Hannah Strub (13:41), Elise Kinsey (14:15.2), Mallory Shipe (14:25), Megan Louis (14:58.6), and Carolyn Carlson (15:03.4).
Lee won the girls event 25-31.
The boys race featured the two fastest runners from the Northern Region last year in 2008 regional runner-up Chris Foley (CHS) and Nate Meseret from Lee. Foley finished in first place with a time of 10:11.00. Other standouts included Senior Matt Cumpian who finished fifth (10:59.50), Sean McGorty (11:22.2), Samuel Tucker (11:29.2), Cameron Young (11:29) and Scott Fraser (12:23.9).
The Charger boys won 27-29.
<b>Westfield Continues Golfing Dominance</b>
The Westfield Boys Varsity Golf Team remains undefeated as they won their third tournament as they competed at the Chantilly Charger Challenge Golf Tournament at Virginia Oaks Golf Course.
The Bulldogs faced a difficult course with tricky pin placements and a difficult course layout.
On the front nine, the Bulldogs struggled and shot 17 over par, but on the back nine the Bulldogs shot even par to squeeze out a two stroke win over Chantilly.
Westfield finished with a score of 305 and Tim Ritter posted the lowest individual score with a 69. Wes Liu and Jimmy Sanders finished in the top ten with scores of 76 and 77 respectively.
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