The Chestatee girls cross country team took first place in a close-run race on Thursday at the Union County meet in Blairsville.<br />
The War Eagles edged out Hayesville, N.C., by four points. <br />
Lindsey Grater, Abbie Cliche, and Merry Barnett led the field for Chestatee. Bailey Hooper and Mary Ashley Easterwood both ran well to close the deal on points. <br />
Jeanna Hughes of Union County was the overall winner, taking the home course in a time of 22:07. <br />
The Chestatee boys team placed second, finishing behind Union County. Jack Carnes, the War Eagles lead runner, was second overall<br />
Chestatee will host the War Eagle Invitational on Saturday.
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