2016 Liberty Bell: Oakley Prevails Over Gregory, Rock Canyon Over Albuquerque Academy

Madison Mooney approaches the finish line with a huge grin and nobody in sight. Photo by Jeff McCoy. All Photos by Jeff McCoy.


Featuring 83 teams from six states Liberty Bell is nothing less than a titanic meet. For the teams travelling from out of state Liberty Bell means fast competition on a fast course. The day did not disappoint. Two minutes before the start of the Division 4 girls race a veil of clouds rolled over Heritage High School. The cloud cover brought the temperature down to a pleasant 72 degrees.

With four divisions divided by school size the races started at 3:45 with Division 4 boys. Three minutes later the Division 4 girls started, and 18 minutes later the cycle started again with the next division. As the day went on the times got faster, and the best race, Brie Oakley verses Lauren Gregory was the last varsity race of the afternoon.