McPherson, Sterling outrun Rock Falls
STERLING – For the third consecutive year, a freshman won the Twin City girls cross country race. For the first time in 4 years, the Sterling Golden Warriors walked away with the team title.
Sterling freshman Maggie McPherson covered the 3-mile Woodlawn course in 19:05.70 on Tuesday afternoon, leading the Warriors to a 26-30 victory over the rival Rock Falls Rockets. The Newman Comets also ran, with all three girls placing in the top 11.
McPherson, who follows Rock Falls' Makaley Velazquez (2012) and Sterling's Mercedes Sanchez (2011) as winners in their first Twin City meet, credited her love for the course and the cool, cloudy weather as giving her a boost.