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Woodland girls cross country team captures Ridge Ferry Invitational; Lady Cats' Clymer takes ind

Woodland girls cross country

The Woodland varsity girls cross country team dominated the Ridge Ferry Invitational in Rome Saturday. The Lady Cats took five of the top seven places and defeated second place Heritage-Catoosa by 76 points.

Woodland freshman Carli Clymer won the girls’ race in 19:38.15. She edged Bremen’s Grace Clements by just under five seconds.

Bremen girls finished third, followed by Rome and River Ridge.

Cartersville placed 13th in the girls race and Cass did not receive team points. The Lady Colonels fielded only two runners.

Eighteen schools fielded full teams to earn points. There were 134 runners in the girls’ race.

Local runners by team: (time, position)

Carli Clymer, Woodland, 19:38.15 — 1st

Angela Cochran, Woodland, 19:53.90 — 3rd

Lidsay Scifers, Woodland, 20:01.55 — 4th

Cheyenne Spinks, Woodland, 20:13.42 — 5th

Makenna Trapheagen, Woodland, 20:47.37 — 7th

Casey Bolan, Woodland, 22:01.04 — 15th

Grace Webb, Woodland, 23:51.16

Kayla Carpenter, Cartersville, 22:48.82 — 30th Vanna Beach, Cartersville, 23:42.72 — 43rd

Caroline Fahey, Cartersville, 25:04.72 — 70th

Krystinn Dabbs, Cartersville, 26:21.32 — 83rd

Victoria Marino, Cartersville, 27:49.67 — 106th

Katie Tolbert, Cartersville, 28:18.51 — 106th

Julianne Choate, Cartersville, 28:55.61 — 114th

Kaylee Cornelius, Cartersville, 29:16.41

Maddie Baggett, Cartersville, 29:45.04 Jayla Cornelius , Cartersville, 29:50.97

Karsen Henry, Cass, 27:02.64

Alex Stodghill, Cass, 32:00.07


In the Ridge Ferry Invitational boys’ race, Pickens took the championship with 78 points. Calhoun was second with 122 points, followed by Rome, Adairsville, and Cartersville to round out the top five teams.

Woodland finished 7th in the 22-team race. Cass had only four runners and did not post a team score. There were 173 runners in the competition.

Jason Blankenship of Cedartown, a junior, won the 2016 Ridge Ferry Invitational in 17:14.97.

Local runners by team: (time, position)

Bird Leker, Adairsville, 18:43.23 — 22nd Angel Burda, Adairsville, 18:43.85 — 23rd

Tim Bosdell, Adairsville, 18:54.25 — 28th

Jason Burdette, Adairsville, 18:54.27 — 29th

Daniel Sullivan, Adairsville, 19:14.22 — 39th

Jared Tatum, Adairsville, 19:20.91 — 45th

Spencer Rawlins, Adairsville, 20:28.28 — 99th

Jonathan Holloway, Woodland, 18:01.95 — 6th

Jacob Giltz, Woodland, 18:10.19 — 10th Dylan Stermer, Woodland, 18:35.94 — 20th

Noah Warren, Woodland, 19:40.80 — 56th

Stanton Bedwell, Woodland, 20:10.93 — 87th

Reece Mitchell, Woodland, 20:12.54 — 88th

Nick Warren, Woodland, 20:14.81

Robby Earick, Cartersville, 18:10.83 — 11th Andy Sims, Cartersville, 18:22.65 — 16th

Jacob Busek, Cartersville, 19:11.29 — 34th William Matherne, Cartersville, 19:15.25 — 40th Will Pruitt, Cartersville, 19:20.51 — 44th

David Mejia, Cartersville, 19:49.51 — 62nd

Jake Hacker, Cartersville, 20:00.21 — 76th

Clay Ross, Cartersville, 20:01.86

Parker Breedlove, Cartersville, 20:13.94

Derick Smith, Cass, 19:14.22 — 38th

Jacob Shaver, Cass, 20:08.67 — 86th

Nick Poteat, Cass, 20:34.69 — 104th

Michael Shaver, Cass, 21:47.63 — 135th

Woodland hosts the Run at the Rock, Saturday, September 3 at 8:30am. Cass will participate in the event.

Adairsville will participate in the Clara Bowl at Berry College on September 3 at 9am.

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