Sophomore Jarrett Crawford had a top-10, cross country finish over the weekend in the Fast Cats Classic, hosted by Daviess County High School at Owensboro’s Yellow Creek Park.
This race has grown in popularity over the years and this year 29 boys teams and 274 runners showed up to compete over the 5K course.
Crawford had an excellent showing, finishing eighth overall with a time of 16:48.78. Webster County’s Michael Shelton was the individual winner with a time of 16:15.51.
Madisonville-North Hopkins took the team title with a total of 105 points. North Laurel was second with 138 points, and Webster County scored 170 points for third. Grayson County totaled 313 points to capture 11th place.
Others earning points for the Cougars were Eli Thomas, 58th in 18:09.88, Noah Saltsman, 64th in 18:14.33, Luke Weedman, 104th in 18:50.64, and Julian Colvin, 132nd in 19:05.97. In a non-scoring effort, Nate Saltsman was 189th in 20:10.68.
With 26 teams and 224 runners in the girls’ varsity race, the Lady Cougars also tallied 313 points to finish 12th overall. Freshman Hailey Stalling was the first Lady Cougar to cross the finish line, coming in 30th overall in 20:40.08. Daviess County’s Kate Rhoads was the individual champion with a time of 18:51 65.
Daviess County took the team title with 44 points. Harpeth Hall was second with 141 points, and Owensboro took third with 211 points.
Earning points for the Lady Cougars were Heather Priddy, 63rd in 21:45.32, Morgan Kannapel, 80th in 22:10.02, Shannon Smith, 93rd in 22:32.22, and Kaylee Masden, 107th in 22:49.70. Emery Crume had a non-scoring time of 24:05.64.
The Cougar middle school teams also competed in this race. With 12 teams and 152 runners in the boys’ 3K, the Cougars finished 7th as a team with 172 points. James Madison took the team title with 46 points. Host Daviess County was second with 86 points, while Owensboro was third with 99 points. Marshall County’s Ethan McCarty was the individual winner with a time of 10:48.04.
Eighth-grader Terrance Boone had an excellent race for Grayson County as he finished eighth overall with a time of 11:26.30. Seventh-grader Eli Helm was 14th in 11:34.02, sixth-grader Maxwell Daley was 54th in 12:40.37, seventh-grader Caleb Hayes was 69th in 13:06.13, and seventh-grader Lucas Gallagher was 73rd in 13:09.75.
Non-scoring runs were turned in by sixth-grader Ethan Dean and seventh-grader Tanner Edwards. Dean finished 127th with a time of 15:20.16, and Edwards was 128th in 15:36.27.
There were eight teams and 78 runners in the girls’ 3k race. Grayson County finished seventh with a total of 164 points. Owensboro took the team title with 49 points, Daviess County was second with 53 points and Hancock County took third with 83 points. Lucy Westlake, of Westlake Home School, was the individual winner with a time of 11:17.02.
Sixth-grader Elizabeth Evans was the first Lady Cougar to finish, coming in 10th with a time of 13:19.23. Others earning points were seventh-grader Allisan Everton, 38th in 14:54.57, sixth-grader Samantha Wendt, 49th in 15:21.52, sixth-grader Elizabeth Lucas, 62nd in 16:14.33, and sixth-grader Alexis Drake, 68th in 17:14.69.
Turning in non-scoring times were sixth-grader Tierra Decker and seventh-grader Brianna Drake. Decker finished 71st in 17:26.87, and Drake was 74th in 19:30.12.
Reach Don Brown at 259-9622, ext.2016.