Woodland girls cross country wins Region 7-AAAAA with perfect score; Wildcats qualify for state meet
The Woodland girls cross country team captured the first six places Thursday on their way to winning the Region 7-AAAAA Cross Country Championship held on the Woodland High School campus.
While the Woodland girls were first with a perfect score of 15, the Woodland boys also qualified for the Class AAAAA state meet by finishing fourth.
In the girls’ race, Rome (56), East Paulding (86), and Hiram (99) were the second through fourth place teams earning berths at the state meet in Carrollton next weekend.
Carli Clymer led the way for the Lady Cats and won the individual race in 19:23. She was followed by teammates Angela Cochran (19:45), McKenna Trapheagen (20:01), Baylee Evans (20:08), Cheyenne Spinks (20:08), and Lindsay Scifers (20:12). Mackenzie Stephenson (18th, 22:31) rounded out the Lady Cats finish.
The boys’ team title was won by Rome with 38 points. Hiram (55) and East Paulding (81) were second and third.
The Wildcats, who finished only three points behind East Paulding and five points ahead of fifth place Carrollton, were led by Levi Brandenburg (17:45) and Dylan Stermer (17:50) with seventh and eighth place individual finishes.
Reece Mitchell (20th, 18:39), Patrick Bollwerk (24th, 18:48), Kobe Cochran (25th, 18:50), Gabe Shephard (36th, 19:22), and Ian Van Order (40th, 20:06) completed the Wildcats contributions.
The Cass boys finished ninth.
Prem Patel (34th, 19:17), Ethan Williams (47th, 20:46), Logan Van Stinj (52nd, 21:41), Craigory Chatmon (53rd, 21:44), and Samuel Reyes (60th, 28:17) were the Cass contributors.
The Cass girls did not enter a complete scoring team. Individual runners Olivia Flynn (28th, 23:27), Kaylee Moore (51st, 28:04), Hannah McDuffie (53rd, 30:10), and Emma Pirkle (54th, 33:57) competed for the Lady Colonels.