Barrington girls run to fifth at N.C. cross country event

Emma McMillan, shown in an outdoor track event last year, finished fifth at the Great American Cross Country Festival in North Carolina on Saturday. Emma McMillan, shown in an outdoor track event last year, finished fifth at the Great American Cross Country Festival in North Carolina on Saturday.

Emma McMillan, shown in an outdoor track event last year, finished fifth at the Great American Cross Country Festival in North Carolina on Saturday.

Emma McMillan, shown in an outdoor track event last year, finished fifth at the Great American Cross Country Festival in North Carolina on Saturday.

Sophomore Emma McMillan finished fifth overall and the Barrington High School girls’ cross country team finished fifth as a squad at the Great American Cross Country Festival at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on Saturday.

McMillan finished the race with a time of 18:07, five seconds behind the top Rhode Island runner at the event, third place Elza Rego, of LaSalle Academy.

Barrington’s Abby Livingston was seventh overall with a time of 18:16. Other Barrington finishers were MaryCate Coogan in 56th (19:36), Megan Verner Crist in 58th (19:38), Julianna Portelli in 64th (19:44), and Julia Zitzman in 95th (20:32).

Barrington entered a team in the “Blue” race; the local squad of Mimi Demopolous, Laura Culligan, Lindsay Kloc, Maeve Gaffney, Chloe Mehring and Julia Brammer finished 10th.

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