AVA DOBSON TAKES FIRST AT WENDY’S INVITATIONAL

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Senior Ava Dobson took first and led the SJCS girls cross country team to a seventh-place finish in the 3A race at the prestigious Wendy’s Invitational Saturday at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, N.C.

Dobson finished in 17:35 — the fastest time of the day and the third time this season she has run under 18 minutes.

Junior Caroline Linen finished 10th (19:49) out of 208 runners for the Knights, who came in seventh out of 30 teams.

The SJCS boys finished 15th out of 35 teams.

For the Knights, senior Brendan McTigue was 28th (17:24), junior Tristan McTigue was 34th (17:26) and junior Dylan McTigue (17:47) was 56th out of 242 runners.