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Orono’s Ruth White wins New England cross country championship

She finished with a time of 18:44 on Saturday afternoon in Vermont
Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 12:54 PM EST
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ORONO, Maine (WABI) - Orono’s Ruth White wasn’t done with just the Maine state cross country championship.

She finished with a time of 18:44 on Saturday afternoon in Vermont
She finished with a time of 18:44 on Saturday afternoon in Vermont(WABI)

She took home the 2021 New England Cross Country Individual Championship with a time of 18:44 on Saturday afternoon in Vermont.

She’s only a sophomore, and while she enjoyed the experience, she’s staying motivated for the rest of her high school career.

“It meant a lot. It really boosted my confidence that I can be competitive outside of the state, but there were a lot of girls pretty close. I know that they all did a good job too, and they’re going to be strong next year. It means a lot this year, but I’ve got to keep working for next year,” said White.

Next up for White is the nordic skiing season before track in the spring.

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