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Wright sets big XC PR in Albany race


October 6, 2021

Sweet Home’s cross-country team was depleted Saturday, but nobody told sophomore Lydia Wright.

Wright, running just her third-ever cross-country race, covered the 5,000-meter course at Albany’s Bryant Park in 21:48.77, placing 76th out of 136 runners at the Harrier Classic – well over two minutes faster than her previous best, set on a similar course.

“Lydia had a reall good race,” said Coach Cassandra Schumacher.

Things didn’t go as well for Nate Coleman, Sweet Home’s other finisher, who finished in 19:48.09 after getting boxed early in the race.

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