Sam Chambers
The last sport to compete at SPC, Girls Cross Country brought in the first championship trophy on SPC FRIDAY.  Girls' Volleyball followed suit and took out the ESD Eagles 3-1 for title number 2 making it "FRIDAY OF FAME" for the Mavericks.  Boys' Volleyball valiantly reached the championship game for the first time since 1989, and ran out of come-backs falling to St. Mark's 0-3.
Girls' Cross Country won their 15th SPC Championship today at Norbuck Park in Dallas.  The Mavericks slipped by St. Stephen's School by a narrow 5 point margin.  Meredith Gamble finished second, Anne Johnson took 5th, Sara Patterson wound up 15th, and Nicole Gras was 22nd overall.  St. Stephen's had four runners finish in the top 20, so it came down to the final scoring runners for St. John's.  Jacqueline Dickey, Martha Daniel, and Jessica Van Sweringen hit the tape to give the Mavericks the step they needed to win as a team.  "We stuck to the game plan, and ran together today," said Rachel Skinner, Head Girls' Cross Country Coach. 
Mavericks can add 2009 to their trophy case of championships from 77, 85, 87, 88, 89, 90, 94, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, &03.

Girls' Volleyball also took home the hardware, giving St. John's a second championship in less than 6 hours after Van Sweringen crossed the line, and their first since 1987.   M.A. Boles and Meryl Gibbs led the team with a combined 17 kills to send the Eagles in a tailspin they would never recover from.  This win gave St.  John's their 14th overall crown in girls volleyball to go with the champions from 1958, 59, 60, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 79, 86, & 1987.


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