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NO. R-125. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE BELLOWS FALLS UNION HIGH SCHOOL TERRIER HARRIERS 1997 DIVISION II CHAMPION BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY TEAM.

(J.R.H. 85)

Offered by: Representatives Darrow of Dummerston, Deen of Westminster, Obuchowski of Rockingham and Soboleski of Rockingham.

Whereas, the boys of Bellows Falls Union High School's Cross Country Team embarked on their 1997 season with an undeterred determination to once again capture the Division II title that they won in the autumn of 1996, and

Whereas, the 1997 Terrier Harriers displayed the endurance and stamina to repeatedly race victoriously to the finish line, and

Whereas, the Terriers' impressive seasonal performances, both individually and as a team, were an exciting prelude to a winning grand finale at the state high school cross country championship meet at Thetford Academy, and

Whereas, the Terriers' Tim Maxfield was the individual winner in the Division II championship race, completing the 5K course in an impressive time of 16 minutes and 28 seconds, and

Whereas, the swiftly paced running of Greg Gendreau, Ian Cole, Karter Elliott, Judd Adams, Michael Breslend and Michael Jones significantly contributed to the highly proficient Terrier Harriers' outstanding cross country season, and

Whereas, Coach Russ Pickering, having guided the Terriers to their 13th cross country championship under his leadership, once again demonstrated his superb ability to inspire young athletes to achieve their maximum athletic potential, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is delighted to extend its congratulations and best wishes to the Bellows Falls Union High School Terrier Harriers' 1997 Division II Champion Boys' Cross Country Team, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Coach Russ Pickering at Bellows Falls Union High School.