Mid­dle School Cross Coun­try: Eigh­teen school rep­re­sented at Her­itage meet

Walker County Messenger - - Sports - By Scott Herpst

Her­itage Mid­dle School hosted its big­gest-ever cross coun­try meet this past Tues­day as 467 run­ners (285 boys, 182 girls) rep­re­sent­ing 18 schools in Ge­or­gia and Ten­nessee took on the 2-mile course.

The home-schooled Chat­tanooga Patriots won the girls’ meet with 31 points, fol­lowed by Her­itage with 78 points and Bay­lor with 114. The rest of the stand­ings in­cluded West­side, GPS, East­brook, Dade County, New Hope, North Whit­field, Ring­gold, Val­ley Point, Sad­dle Ridge and Rossville.

Sarah J. Bur­nette, run­ning un­at­tached, won the in­di­vid­ual girls’ ti­tle with a time of 12:13, while West­side’s Kaylee Bandy was the run­ner-up (12:37).

Gra­cie Mur­ray was the top fin­isher for Her­itage as she placed 10th with a time of 13:37. Haynie Gil­strap led Sad­dle Ridge, clock­ing in at 14:51 to fin­ish 25th, while Rossville’s Is­abelle McGill was 26th (14:55). Lakeview run­ner Katie Bono was 30th (15:09).

Other top run­ners from other lo­cal schools were Ring­gold’s Sara Collins (16:10) and LaFayette’s Sid­nee Regal (22:07).

On the boys’ side, North Whit­field’s Beau Good­win crossed the line first in a time of 11:24, just two sec­onds ahead of Grayson Kennedy of the Chat­tanooga Patriots (11:26). Gavin Chan­dler of Her­itage placed eighth over­all, clock­ing in at 12:05, while Ring­gold’s Brent Bow­man was 16th (12:30).

Other top run­ners in­cluded LaFayette’s Pre­ston Alexan­der (13:19), Lakeview’s Chris We­hunt (13:32), Sad­dle Ridge’s Jacob Hamil­ton (13:35) and Rossville’s Cam­ron Farmer (15:15).

In the team stand­ings, Bay­lor took the top spot with 61 points, fol­lowed by McCal­lie (81), the Chat­tanooga Patriots (95) and Her­itage. The rest of the stand­ings were filled out by North Whit­field, New Hope, West­side, East­brook, Ring­gold, Val­ley Point, Dade County, LaFayette, Sad­dle Ridge, Trion, Lakeview and Rossville.

The first NGAC cross coun­try cham­pi­onships will be held at Her­itage on Tues­day, Oct. 3.

More than 450 run­ners took part in the largest mid­dle school meet ever held at Her­itage last week. (Photo by Scott Herpst)

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