HR111: Commending the Auburn High School girls' cross country team.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 111

Offered February 21, 2020
Commending the Auburn High School girls' cross country team.
Patron-- Rush

WHEREAS, the Auburn High School girls’ cross country team of Montgomery County won the Virginia High School League Class 1A state championship on November 9, 2018, at Great Meadow in The Plains; and

WHEREAS, the Auburn Eagles’ championship victory was its second in back-to-back state titles for the Auburn High School girls’ cross country program; the team scored an impressive total of 40 points to beat the team from Parry McCluer High School by a notable margin of 16 points; and

WHEREAS, Auburn High School sophomore Anna Kuchan placed seventh with a time of 20:20, senior Caitlin Dominy placed eighth with a time of 20:37, sophomore Lily Messner placed 11th with a time of 20:47, and senior Jessica Musselman placed 15th with a time of 21:38 to each earn All-State honors; and

WHEREAS, other finishers for Auburn High School included junior Elizabeth Tomlin in 18th place with a time of 22:03 senior Grace Hall in 23rd place with a time of 22:44 and senior Hailey Wade in 29th place with a time of 23:08; and

WHEREAS, achieved under the leadership and direction of Mark Carper, who was named Class 1A Coach of the Year, the Eagles’ second consecutive title is a true testament to the personal commitment and skill of all Auburn High School student-athletes; the excellent guidance of all coaches and staff; and the inspiring support of family, friends, and the entire Auburn High School community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That the Auburn High School girls’ cross country team hereby be commended on winning the Virginia High School League Class 1A state championship in 2018; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Mark Carper, head coach of the Auburn High School girls’ cross country team, as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for the team’s notable athletes, exciting season, and continued program excellence for two consecutive years.