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The Alice Lloyd College Eagles and Lady Eagles cross country squad traveled to Rio Grande, Ohio to participate in the Rio Grande Red/ White meet this past Saturday. Squads from Rio Grande, Pikeville, and Mountain State (Beckley, WV) joined ALC, as the weather was made to order for the women’s 2 mile and  men’s 5K race.{nl}{nl}The women answered the starting gun as they set out on the slightly rolling course. For Alice Lloyd, senior Kasey Blair (Pulaski Southwest) ran a personal best as she completed the event in a time of 19:02.{nl}Freshman Ashley Foster (Peebles, OH) and Kimberly Schroeder (Lawrence Co.) were the next two ALC runners to cross the finish line. Their times were 21:57 and 24:50 respectively. The two girls fought through illness most of the season and showed true grit in finishing well.{nl}Senior Miranda Horn (Pilgrims Knob, VA) was the fourth member of the squad to compete. Horn finished the race in a time of 25:25 and was praised for her determination.{nl} {nl}On the men’s side of the event, the Eagles were paced by senior veteran Tim Estes (Beattyville) who completed his career in a time of 20:57. Estes has been known for his steady running over the past four years and he finished his last race on a good note.{nl}Closely following Estes was his teammate Steven Call (Gallipolis, OH) in a time of 21:00. The junior will be heavily counted on next season to lead the Eagle runners.{nl}Matthew Moorefield (Christian Co.), who just returned from a knee injury, crossed the line in 22:39. The freshman showed excellent potential this year and has the ability to be a solid threat next season.{nl}This race was the last for seniors Blair, Horn, and Estes. After the meet, Coach Gary Stepp commented, “I was pleased with the effort of these runners all season. We have been battling sickness for some time and I was glad to see both squads finish strong. I will miss coaching Kasey, Miranda, and Tim next year because they are true testaments to what student-athletes should be. They represented themselves and our school well every time they stepped on a course.”{nl}Coach Stepp also added, “I feel that we have a good core of men and women returning. Hopefully, we can add several new runners next season to complement our returnees and continue our improvement.”