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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

Malta Cross Country 2018

M-ettes return eight and welcome two


August 29, 2018

Pierre Bibbs

The 2018 Malta M-ettes Cross Country Team. Back row left to right: Assistant Coach Fallon Handley, Team Mascot Vera Handley, Taylor Gilkerson, Taylor Eggebrecht, Jillian O'Brien, Mira Heitland, Manager Ben Costin, and Head Coach Thea Solberg. Front row left to right: Kaycee Bond, Reese Sjostrom, Leslie Young, Danie Rhodes, and Chloe Hunter. Not Pictured Nikki Nicholson.

The Malta M-ettes Cross Country team has brought back plenty of experience in 2018, as the squad welcomes back eight runners, and welcomes two new first timers.

The team will be without three runners from last season due to graduation including TaChante Cole, Joanie Sjostrom and Monicha Williamson, who had been with the team all four years of high school.

Cole had been the team's top runner the last couple of seasons, making the Class B State Championship Meet in all four of her years at Malta. Cole finished 20th overall in 2017.

This year's senior class consists on Taylor Gilkerson, Taylor...

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