Gatorland Run caps XC season

By Don Brown

The Cougar cross country teams ran at Bowling Green’s Phil Moore Park in this past Saturday’s Gatorland Run.

With 24 teams and 226 runner in the girls’ 5K, the Lady Cougars took fourth place with 147 points. The Cougars placed 10th out of 27 teams and 319 runners in the boys varsity race.

Sophomore Hailey Stallings had a seventh-place finish in 20:57.50 to be the first Lady Cougar across the finish line. Bowling Green’s Madisyn Peeples won the race with a time of 19:08.80. The Lady Purples won the team title with 75 points, followed by Central Hardin with 120 points, and Greenwood with 141.

Others earning points for the Lady Cougars included Shannon Smith, 30th in 22:29.20, seventh-grader Elizabeth Evans, 34th in 22:52.80, Grace Childress, 40th in 23:07.80, and Kaylee Masden, 42nd in 23:15.80.

Running out of the points were: Emery Crume, 55th in 23:47.70; Dana Clark, 99th in 25:41.00; Kennedy Childress, 105th in 25:48.10; Heather Priddy, 114th in 26:01.70; Kaylynne Armagost, 214th in 35:59.20.

Junior Jarrett Crawford was the first Cougar across the line in the boy’s 5K, finishing 11th with a time of 17:23.90. Warren East’s Jacob England was the race winner with a time of 16:24.50. Warren East won the team title with 64 points, with Daviess County second with 83 points and Madisonville-North Hopkins third with 92.

Earning points for the Cougars were Eli Thomas, 50th in 18:38.30, Jacob Stinnett, 83rd in 19:17.20, Luke Weedman, 88th in 19:26.40, and Noah Saltsman, 97th in 19:39.50.

Running out of the points were Gabriel Mudd, 235th in 23:06.00, and Brennan Childress, 293rd in 26:56.30.

Grayson County did not field a full team in the middle school girls’ 4K. With 13 teams and 129 runners, Chloe Wilder finished 48th overall with a time of 22:04.00 and Elizabeth Lucas was 67th in 22:58.30.

St. Edward’s Abigail Bohn was the race winner with a time of 15:47.20. Daviess County took the team title with 38 points. St. Edward also scored 38 points, but their sixth-place finisher was behind the Panthers’ runner and had to settle for second. College View was third with 83 points.

The Cougar middle school boys finished fifth of 22 teams and 214 runners. James Madison won the team crown with 40 points, followed by College View with 55, and Daviess County with 101 points. Grayson County was fifth with 206 points. Ethan Dych, of College View was the individual winner with a time of 15:33.10.

Eli Helm was the Cougars’ top finisher, coming in ninth with a time of 15:33.10. Lucas Gallagher was 45th in 17:34.90, Peyton Nash was 47th in 17:40.00, Will Meredith was 65th in 18:09.00, and Colton Glenn was 66th in 18:10.60.

There were 14 teams and 187 runners in the elementary girls 3K race, won by James Madison’s Joy Alexander in 12:45.10. South Warren was the team winner with 59 points. Dunn was second with 75 points, and Greenwood was third with 81.

Grayson County had only four runners in this race and did not qualify for a team score. Alexis Henderson finished 40th overall in 15:50.50. Audrey Helm ran 59th in 16:31.40, Brinley Cannon was 143rd in 20:13.40, and Caroline Litsey was 176th in 24:44.00.

The elementary boys had a good day as they finished third of 20 teams and 210 runners. Dunn was the top team on the day with 35 points. St. Joseph was second with 143 points and the Cougars had 186 points in third. Butler County’s Parker Smith won the individual title with a time of 11:59.60.

Houston Brooks finished 24th for the Cougars in 13:42.90, the first Grayson County runner to finish. Nolan Daley was 33rd in 14:18.60, Jaron Nugent was 35th in 14:19.80, Paul Overton was 36th in 14:20.40, and Ian Meredith was 91st in 15:46.10.

By Don Brown

Reach Don Brown at 259-9622, ext. 2016.

Reach Don Brown at 259-9622, ext. 2016.

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