The Cartersville boys cross country team placed four runners inside the top 10 and a total of seven inside the top 16 in a dominant showing at Thursday's Fast Break Challenge at Heritage High in Ringgold.
Freshman Sidney Stegall was runner-up in 17:02. Bill Archer came in fifth with a time of 17:27. Alex Rios (17:37) and Max Florence (17:46) finished ninth and 10th, respectively.
Levi Booth (18:01, 13th), Colin McCann (18:02, 14th) and Sam Peters (18:14, 16th) wrapped up the varsity participants for the Canes, who finished 13 points ahead of Chattanooga’s Baylor School for the title.
In the girls race, Cartersville placed third with four competitors in the top 22.
McKinsey Spinks led the Hurricanes with a seventh place finish in just over 22 minutes. Trinity Atkins (22:41, 13th), Jaxiry Betancourt (23:11, 17th) and Alice Terry (23:44, 22nd) helped lead Cartersville. Trista Kelly rounded out the Lady Canes’ scoring runners with a 33rd place finish in 24:36.
Trapheagen 2nd at Coach Wood Invite
For just the second time this season, Woodland's McKenna Trapheagen didn't win a race, but the senior still managed to break the 18-minute barrier in a runner-up showing in the championship race Saturday at the Coach Wood Invitational in Whitesburg.
Morgan Vaden of St. Pius X won the girls championship race in 17:56.3.
As a team, Woodland finished 18th among 27 of the top teams in the state. Rylee Evans (22nd, 18:52.6), Danielle Thayer (21:04.7, 147th), Emma Segars (21:21.8, 161st) and Marlee Bowles (21:33.1, 175th) rounded out the scorers for the Wildcats in the 243-competitor race.
The Woodland boys finished eighth out of 23 teams in the varsity race.
Tyler Jones led the Wildcats in 17:08.36. He placed 13th overall. Dylan Stermer was 19th in 17:17.51. Patrick Bollwerk (17:41.12) was third on the team and 38th overall among 229 competitors. Ian Van Order (18:13.01, 64th), John Forsyth (18:14.80, 69th) and McKinley Chappell (18:15.50, 70th) all contributed for Woodland.
Colonels compete at Pickens and Grinnin'
The Cass boys placed 15th of 20 teams in Saturday's Pickens and a Grinnin' race in Jasper. The Colonels tied in points for 14th, but were officially 15th by virtue of a tie-breaker.
Andrew Glaze led the Cass competitors, finishing 61st in a time of 18:08.1. Prem Patel (77th, 18:32.3), Jake Wright (111th, 19:30.8), Andrew Rampey (140th, 20:20.2), and Craigory Chatman (142nd, 20:25.2) rounded out the Cass top five performers.
The Lady Colonels had two runners compete in the girls varsity race — Ashton Johnson (25:30.2, 122nd) and Angel Williamson (36:30.2, 141st).