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V.I. Team Member Michelle Smith Competes at Citrus League Cross Country Championship

Michelle Smith, cross-country runner (Submitted photo)

Virgin Islands Team member Michelle Smith, a senior at Montverde Academy, competed at the Citrus League Cross Country Championship in Winter Park, Fla., on Oct. 24. Smith finished the 5000-meter course in 3rd place with a time of 20.39, and she was the first Montverde Eagle to cross the finish line. Smith helped her team win the championship.

Montverde Academy finished 1st with a total of 34 points, beating out 2nd place finisher Bishop Moore by 4 points.

Michelle Smith will be competing next in Santiago, Chile, at the PANAM Games. Both she and her brother, Malique Smith, qualified to represent the Virgin Islands in the 400m hurdles. The track and field events start on Friday, Oct. 27. Malique and Michelle will be competing on Aug. 1.

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