Arundel Runner Repeats As Gold Medalist At Cross-Country County Championship


Arundel High School’s Zaiden Lane won the individual gold medal in the 2022 and 2023 boys cross-country county championships. He won this year’s crown on Saturday at Annapolis High School. Arundel High is shown here on another day. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Arundel High School senior Zaiden Lane won his second-straight individual gold medal at Saturday's cross-country county championship, The Capital reported.

The Capital said Lane ran the 3.1-mile course in 16:22. This helped the Wildcat boys to a third-place team finish (121 points) behind second-place Crofton (84 points) and first-place Severna Park (45 points). The Arundel girls also came in third (117 points) behind second-place South River (110 points) and first-place Severna Park (Perfect 15 points).

"I felt like I peaked a bit early last year, but this season I believe I'm still building and more on schedule for peaking at the state meet," Lane, who finished third in regionals and eighth in states last year, told The Capital. "I'm really looking forward to states and going to try to make sure I'm at my best when that meet comes around."

Related: Severna Park Cross-Country Wins County Titles For Boys, Girls Teams

The meets were part of the first-ever County Championship Showcase, where Annapolis High School facilities hosted 12 title matches in one day.

"Many thanks to the hundreds of #AACPSAwesome team members who came together Saturday to put on the County Championship Showcase at Annapolis High School," Anne Arundel County Public Schools said on Facebook. "It was a day of incredible competition by our student-athletes and opportunities for fans to watch multiple events! THANK YOU ALL!"

Read The Capital's full meet recap to see how Lane won the boys cross-country race. This article is only available to subscribers, however.

Anybody with an Anne Arundel County Public Library card can read the story by searching "Zaiden Lane" at this link.

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