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The second annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic presented by Varsity Sports is scheduled for Saturday, October 13 in New Orleans City Park. This year’s event is expanding to include a elementary, junior high and open divisions, as well as the high school varsity races.

Last year’s event saw Dominican High School and Holy Cross School win the girls’ and boys’ championships, respectively. The event featured 253 athletes from 31 schools.

The Dominican girls were paced by overall winner Kelsey Major, an eighth-grader who covered the five-kilometer course in 19:13.2, nearly 20 seconds faster than her closest competition. Dominican placed four other runners in the top 15 to win the event with 41 points. Vandebilt Catholic was second with 62 points while St. Paul’s Episcopal (Mobile, Ala.) took third with 85 points. McGehee (107) and Lusher (117) rounded out the top five.

On the boys’ side, a balanced Holy Cross squad registered five of the top 16 finishers to take the title with 47 points. St. Paul’s of Covington took second place with 58 points. Brother Martin, which was led by the top two overall finishers – individual winner Hunter Appleton (15:41.9) and Hayden Courrege (16:03.2) – finished third with 66 points. John Curtis (88) and Jesuit (163) completed the top five.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Classic replaced the Metro Cross Country Championships (held from 2014-16).

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