Photos by Harriet Cheshire
On Saturday Nov. 20, three students represented Manchester Essex Regional High School at the cross country state tournament. Freshman Fiona Davis, senior Nate Jermain, and senior Ben Girard were the three team members that attended states. Their coach is AJ Migonis.
The day before, the high school had a 15 minute mini pep rally as a good luck sendoff for the three cross country members who were going to states the next day. The new Hornet mascot helped the crowd cheer on the athletes.
Girard placed 17th overall with a time of 15:08; Jermain placed 55th overall with a time of 15:40; and Davis placed 52nd overall with a time of 18:34. These three individuals ran a tough race and represented Manchester Essex well. Girard even saved enough energy to place second in the Essex Turkey Trot the next day.