Greenville Middle School XC Places Well At MVL Championship

Greenville eighth grader, Hayden Burns ears MVL first-place and set new Middle School record

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Greenville Middle School Cross-Country team and Coach Dennis Eckstein. (courtesy photo)

PIQUA – Greenville Middle School eighth-grader Hayden Burns earned a Miami Valley League Championship first-place finish while setting a new Greenville Middle School record with a time of 11:18.

(L-R) Greenville Middle School Medalist: Braxton Depoy, Leah Force, Brody Baumann, Meredith Hunt, Lydia Force, Hayden Burns, Hunter Burns, Akisha Abarquez, Ryan Rosinski and Brady Hartle. (courtesy photo)

“Special day for Hayden Burns,” said Middle School coach, Dennis Eckstein. “He’s been seeking a first-place finish all season and couldn’t have picked a better time than the MVL Championship.”

Greenville Lady Wave Middle School cross-country team. (courtesy photo)

All eight Lady Wave Middle Schoolers are first-year runners with a good cross-country future ahead.

“The girls are our little group that could,” said Eckstein. “All eight have competed all year like seasoned veterans. I know they were a little down after the race, but finishing just eight points off Troy and two behind Tipp is a great accomplishment. They have a great future ahead of them.”

“The boys have been in the shadow of the girls all year, but began to peak the last few weeks,” Coach Eckstein added. “They definitely peaked today, six medalist and a second place finish only 9 points from taking first. Very happy for them. We’re looking forward to our final week of the season and closing things out with a trip to Columbus for the State Middle School meet next Sunday.”

Greenville Middle School boys cross-country team. (courtesy photo)