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BMU Cross Country Team Races At Lyndon Institute

(BNN Photo/ J.Lund)
Runners from 8 different schools line up at the Lyndon Institutes girls high school 5k race on September 27th, 2023.

Blue Mountain Union’s cross-country team competed at Lyndon Institute’s race on Wednesday, September 27th. This race included high school runners who ran a 5k (3.1 miles) and middle schoolers who ran a 2.5k (1.5 miles). Some schools rode together as BMU combined buses with Oxbow. Middle school girls Madison Frigon and Cameron Perkins both had strong performances. Perkins placed 17th, finishing with a time of 16:19 her personal record. Frigon unfortunately didn’t have her time recorded, but she came in a little before Perkins.

Blue Mountain High School boys ran immediately after, with Zhijie Zhong beating his personal record of 27:46, placing 25th.  Junior Nyx Desrochers’ time was 37:17, placing her 20th. Alexandria DeForge also raced; she broke her personal record and placed 14th at 33:05, placing ahead of the rest of the team.

Blue Mountain Union’s cross-country runners gave their all, with only one runner not competing, Lily-Ann Morgan due to being injured. “Cross country is a team sport no matter what team you are on,” says runner, Morgan. Running is hard; it’s every other sport’s punishment, but this team worked hard to push each other to the very end. Blue Mountain’s next race is on October 11th at St. Johnsbury Academy.

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Nyx Desrochers, BNN Staff
Nyx is a junior in high school, and this is her first year at BNN. She runs with the varsity cross country, but that clearly wasn’t nearly enough for her as she writes songs and sings music. She has barely been playing chess for a year and already she has won two tournaments. The past week before school, Nyx volunteered at a camp for girls who lost a parent, trying to help those in need. Nyx is also studying to become a cosmetologist at River Bend, but the best thing about her is she loves spending time learning new things.

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