Cross Country Going to State


Keelin Davis

The girls on the cross country team pose after their meet. This is the second to last time they will run together as a whole on the season. All of the girls advanced to state.

Keelin Davis, Copy Editor

Coming up big in crunch time.

In the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Region 3 Class AAA meet Saturday, Oct. 26, the cross country team came home with many state qualifiers.

The boys had three qualifiers. The girls had seven qualifiers. They look to finish off their season on a strong note in the state meet Saturday, Nov. 2.

The top finisher on the team for the boys was junior Zach Ballard who finished in 38th out of 69 runners and ran a 19:14.99. Freshmen Braydn Russelburg and Lucas O’Connor both followed directly after at 39th and 40th. Russelburg ran a 19:22.84 and O’Connor ran a 19:32.07. All three of them qualified for state. Sophomores Cody Bostock, Dakota Cerra and Tyler Bass and junior Stephen Redmon also competed. The team finished seventh out of 10 teams. 

Out of 49 female runners, sophomore Mia Maguire finished in 6th and ran a 20:42.08. Following her was freshman Raelee Hawkins who finished 7th and had a time of 20:43.06. Junior Emily Tinelli, sophomore Emma Egan, eighth graders Emma Lesher and Shelbi Heath and junior Jaiden Hammack also competed. All seven girls qualified for state.

The state meet will be held in Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park, Saturday, Nov. 2.