Region 7A XC Champions:
Makayla Blackburn – Kristin Riddle – Abby Henderson – Isabella Copher – Carrie Staviski – Jaycie Bussell – Amelia Oldfield
Sophomore Isabella Copher led the Girls XC Team, with her Regional Runner-Up run, as the Girls secured the KHSAA Region7A Championship, 35-38 over Morgan County.
The race was the first cold event of the year and was contested in a steady rain which had the course muddy and slick in areas at the Elliot County site.
Copher finished 2nd Overall in a time of 20:23.33 adding 2 points followed by Senior Carrie Staviski finishing 3rd in a time of 20:27.08 with 3 points. Junior Abby Henderson finished 6th overall, adding 5 points, in a time of 21:39.32. Her finish in the 3rd scoring position was better that the MC second spot which was the pivotal point in the scoring. When MC’s third scorer finished with 9 points the Bath Team led 10-16. Senior Kristin Riddle finished with an all out sprint effort placing 13th in a time of 23:23.49 adding 11 points which had Bath still leading after four finishers 21-26. MC’s fifth runner finished with 12 point but Freshman Amelia Oldfield was right behind to finish 16th adding 14 points in a time of 25:22.19 to seal the deal for the Team. Freshman Jaycie Bussell place 17th in a time of 25:46.85 which is 2 minutes faster on the course early this year. Sophomore Makayla Blackburn finished 34th in a time of 28:33.86 to round out the Team Scoring.
Junior James Overholser finished 3rd Overall for the Boys in a time of 17:57.96 to lead the Team to a 3rd Place finish. Caleb Bowen, also a Junior, placed 5th with an 18:25.23. Both athletes took a spill in one of the many hairpin turns but were able to continue and still finish strong. Freshman Hunter Middleton set another Personal Record finishing 9th in a time of 18:57.12. Sophomore Taylor Purvis finished 11th with a 19:16.20 in another Personal Record performance. Seventh Grader Eli Ulery ran a 24:59.13 to finish 48th and Eight Grader Rodney Crouch finished at 27:57.20 in 55th place.
Both Teams qualified to compete in the KHSAA Cross Country Championship Meet Saturday November 4th at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The Girls Class A races starts at 9:30am with the Boys start time at 10:15am.
Being named to the All-Region Team was:
Isabella Copher – Carrie Staviski – Abby Henderson
James Overholser – Caleb Bowen
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“Long May You Run”