Smithsburg girls team wins state cross country
HEREFORD, Md. - At the beginning of the year, the odds of someone picking Smithsburg to win the Maryland Class 1A girls cross country championship were remote. Even the Leopards themselves weren't sure of what they had.
"At the beginning of the year, we knew we had a good team," said sophomore Jordann Waldron, "but we weren't sure we would have a chance at states."
Slowly, Smithsburg made a name for itself in recent weeks, winning both the Washington County and 1A West Region titles.
When all the scores were tallied after Saturday's race at Hereford High School, the Leopards were state champions for the first time since 1978, winning by 2 points over Glenelg, 58-60.
"A lot of people didn't think we were going to do this," junior Carrie Hartman said. "I think we surprised a lot of people."