LaFayette hosts first Chat­tanooga XC League meet

Walker County Messenger - - Sports - By Scott Herpst

The Chat­tanooga Area Cross Coun­try League had its first-ever races at LaFayette High School last Tuesday as the Ram­blers hosted to Fleet Feet Old Shoe In­vite.

The Dal­ton Cata­mounts swept the team ti­tles, while the home-school Chat­tanooga Pa­tri­ots took top hon­ors in the in­di­vid­ual stand­ings.

Dal­ton’s boys won the meet with 30 points, eas­ily out­dis­tanc­ing South­east Whit­field (128) for the top spot. Cleve­land (156) was third, fol­lowed by the Pa­tri­ots (177) and Gor­don Lee (189).

The Pa­tri­ots also went 1-2 in the in­di­vid­ual stand­ings with Jonathan Byrd clock­ing in with a win­ning time of 16:31 and Chase Ford (16:47) plac­ing sec­ond. Dal­ton’s Derek Gal­lardo (17:01) was third over­all.

On the girls’ side, the Lady Cata­mounts’ 66 points was good enough to edge past Her­itage (68) for the win, while North­west Whit­field (76) was third. Cum­ber­land County (141) and Cleve­land (157) rounded out the top five.

Pa­tri­ots’ stand­out Kathryn Vraden­burgh raced to the win in a time of 21:01, while Cum­ber­land County’s Syd­ney Ta­bor (21:26) and Lau­ren Ta­bor (21:49) was sec­ond and third, re­spec­tively.

All six high school cross coun­try teams in Ca­toosa and Walker County took part.

For the Gor­don Lee boys, Jasper Wil­son placed sixth over­all with a time of 18:12, while Jake Lee (19:10) and Ian Good­win (19:10) both fin­ished in the top 20. The rest of the var­sity lineup in­cluded Brax­ton Led­ford (20:44), Jake Wright (21:38), Cole Collins (21:52) and Hunter Hart­man (22:50).

The Her­itage boys placed eighth be­hind an 18:53 from Caleb Boyd and a 19:36 from Ryan Craft. Also com­pet­ing for the Her­itage var­sity on Tuesday was Dakota Carter (20:01), Luke Shack­le­ford (20:59), Andrew Song (21:03), Caleb Buck­ler (21:04 and Nhan Le (21:09).

LaFayette’s boys came in with a 10th place show­ing as Ma­son Bur­kett led the way with a 19:43. Josh Perea (19:50) also broke the 20-minute mark, while Devin Hen­der­son (20:20), Matthew New­som (20:26), Steven San­ford (21:43), Andrew Long (21:44) and Noah Arm­strong (23:24) also ran for the Ram­blers.

For 13th place Ridge­land, Coby Voyles set the pace with a 19:56, fol­lowed by Eliot Jones (20:32), Josiah Wil­liams (20:43), Gabe Ash­ley (21:24), Will Voyles (22:47), Beau Baker (22:47) and Dakota De­hart (23:40).

LFO fin­ished in 21st place, get­ting a 21:55 from Bran­don Guz­man. Roc Ham­monds (22:00), Zane Carter (23:14), Blake Ar­rel­lano (23:26), Jack­son Moore (24:27), Avery Mur­phy (26:00) and Javier Gomez (26:36) also ran for the War­riors in the var­sity race.

For the run­ner-up Her­itage Lady Gen­er­als var­sity team, Caylee Car­pen­ter (23:10) and Alex Gass (23:13) set the pace, fol­lowed by Al­li­son Craft (24:06), Lucy Hicks (24:20), Fin­ley Brisendine (26:04), Lilly Black (26:06) and Skye Remko (26:34).

Even with top run­ner Gra­cie O’Neal on vol­ley­ball duty Tuesday night, Gor­don Lee’s girls still placed a very solid sixth be­hind Tay­lor McAl­lis­ter (26:00), Grayson Alexan­der (26:03), Kay­lan Jack­son (27:46), Kayelee Bell (27:56), Kate Gil­liam (27:59), Chan­ler Hy­sell (29:01) and Michaela Rus­sell (30:22).

LaFayette came in with a 13th place show­ing with Han­nah Dear­ing lead­ing the way with a 25:46. Kaci Rogers (27:47), Cait­lyn Wat­son (29:48), Hope McClure (30:07), Bri­anna Mi­nor (33:11) and Lau­ren Pike (36:50) filled out the lineup for the Lady Ram­blers.

For Ridge­land, Ma­cie Boren clocked in with a 25:45, fol­lowed by Katie Tay­lor (36:26), Ab­bie Mor­gan (39:10) and Ma­rina Mos­grove (39:15).

Brook­lyn Carter (25:53), Syd­ney Moss (28:58), Lil­lian Mur­phy (35:30) and Reaghan Howe (38:43) also com­peted for LFO.

Ridge­land and LFO did not have enough run­ners to score in the team stand­ings, while Ring­gold did not have any run­ners par­tic­i­pat­ing in the var­sity races.

Re­sults of the ju­nior var­sity races can be found on our web­site at north­west­ge­or­gianews. com/catoosa_walk­er_ news.

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