Cave Spring’s Katie Fortner gave notice in last week’s Metro Championship cross-country meet.
The Knight junior toured the 5K course at Green Hill Park in Salem with a time of 18:36.48 to capture her second straight girls Metro title.
Fortner broke the tape over 43 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Bonnie Angermeier of Blacksburg. Patrick Henry’s Alina Woodford took third with a time of 19:24.40, with Darby McPhail of William Byrd finishing fifth.
In the girls team top-5, Cave Spring took third, with Patrick Henry fourth and Byrd fifth.
In the boys team top-5 results, Patrick Henry took second. Cave Spring came in third, with William Byrd finishing fourth.
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