One year after finishing third at the Northern Region cross country championship meet, Edison’s Myah Hicks improved to second place with a time of 17 minutes, 50.7 seconds. Hicks finished nearly 12 seconds behind event winner Sophie Chase of Lake Braddock.
Hicks was the top finisher for an Edison girls team that placed 15 out of 16 teams with 344 points. Lake Braddock won the event with 71 points.
West Springfield finished in fourth place, clinching a berth in the Nov. 13 state meet. Maddie Wittich led the Spartans with a 15th-place finish and a time of 18:45.9. Lauren Blackburn finished 18th with a time of 18:49.8.
Hayfield finished 16th with 406 points. Abigail Power was the team’s top finisher, placing 20th (18:53.3).
During the boys race, Hayfield placed seventh with 187 points. West Potomac won the event with 87 points. West Springfield finished ninth with 221 points and Edison was 13th with 298.
West Springfield’s Colin Taylor finished sixth with a time of 15:36.3.
<b>Hayfield Football To Face McLean</b>
The Hayfield football team defeated Edison 28-7 on Nov. 5 to advance to the playoffs. The Hawks, seeded No. 6 in Division 5 of the Northern Region, will travel to face No. 3 McLean on Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m.