Rain and mud welcomed the Girls Cross Country Team to a new season on Saturday at the 16thAnnual Red White and Blue Classic. The race, held at Schenley Park, was made difficult due to the weather but the team was up for the challenge. The top Avonworth finishers in the 2A Girls 5000 Meter Run Finals were Freshman Lindsey Hartle in 32nd followed by Senior Emily Tyler in 31st and Junior Natalie Marshall in 80th.
In the Junior Varsity race the team was led by Sophomore Brooke Johncour, Seniors Camryn Rootand Rachel Little and Freshman Sharia Lopez.
The team will begin their section season on Tuesday afternoon with a tri-meet at North Catholic with Northgate.