Portsmouth cross country continues to improve


Alex Hider

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On a cold, rainy Saturday at Minford High School, the Portsmouth cross country team continued its steady improvement with a solid showing at the Minford Invitational.

Destiny Royalty, the only girl to compete for the Trojans, finished in 18th place with a time of 25:49.

“Destiny ran an even-paced race and competed well,” Portsmouth cross country coach Corey Culbertson said.

On the boys side, Daniel Clark led the way for Portsmouth, placing sixth out of 68 runners at the event with a time of 18:58.

Sophomore Ethan Haas was the big mover for the Trojans on the day, finishing in 14th place with a time of 20:17. According to Culbertson, he improved his time by nearly two minutes since his last outing.

“Ethan is a worker. He puts in the miles and never gives up on himself,” Culbertson said. “I’m happy he raced so well today.”

Caleb Clark finished in 16th place for Portsmouth, and Daniel Jordan finished in 47th.

The Trojans will race again next Saturday, when they travel to Rio Grande.

Reach Alex Hider at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931 or on Twitter @PDTSportsWriter

Reach Alex Hider at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931 or on Twitter @PDTSportsWriter

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