MILFORD - A young Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles cross country team placed second in an 11-team JV boys' field in a meet at Milford Thursday.
Ninth grader Jay Welp led the way, posting a great 18:56 time, the best time among all JV runners. Sophomores Tyler Brady (21:40, 8th place) and Tyrel Godberson (22:08, 10th) also medaled, while Ben Mayer (24:23, 24th) and David Peters (28:08, 36th) helped the team to their second place team showing.
In the girls' race, Jill Bird (19:19, 6th) and Taylor Hanson (19:22, 7th) medaled in the JV race, showing big improvement from their times last fall, according to Eagle coach Ric Collins. Danica Hanson (23:11) and Taryn Godberson (25:56) also ran stong for the Lady Eagles.