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SPORT: CROSS COUNTRY
WT.: 160 LBS.
HOW HE FARED: Newton blew away the field in the first Richmond County meet of the season. His time of 17 minutes, 1 second was 37 seconds faster than his next closest competitor.
WHAT NEWTON SAID: “I just keep motivating myself to do better each week. I’m trying to
win the county, win the region and, hopefully, win state.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: “He runs like he’s in the 800 (meters). He never slows his pace down. He’s a tremendous runner who’s focused and has a lot of respect for what he’s doing.” – Laney coach Otis Smart
– Joey Jones, Staff Writer