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Running rivalry begins again; girls fall to Maple Creek by one point

September 6, 2013

Indian Springs girls varsity cross country team came up just one point shy of beating rival Maple Creek at the recent Norwell Invitational. Front row, from left: Jasmine Early (13th) and Whitney Shelton (14th). Second row: Bailie Brown (8th), Shay Trump (5th), Ashley Johnson (1st), Alissa Jagger (11th) and Lauren Keller (10th). Photo contributed

OSSIAN — Since its beginning in 2000, Maple Creek Middle School (Carroll High School) has created a cross country dynasty, racing to a conference championship for 12 straight years.

After an intense summer of training, the Indian Springs Middle School varsity girls hoped to hand the Maple Creek Bobcats a season-opening loss at the Norwell Invitational.

Led by a first-place victory from 8th grader Ashley Johnson, the girls almost succeeded, but endured a heartbreaking loss to the Bobcats by just one point.

Following Johnson’s victory, ran in 11:33, was Shay Trump in fifth place for ISMS with a time of 12:16.

Coming in eighth was Bailie Brown in a time of 12:38.

Tenth overall was Lauren Keller in a time of 12:41, followed by Alissa Jagger who came in 11th at 12:48.

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