Cross Country Runs in Jekyll Island Invitational
All of our cross country teams made outstanding showings this weekend!
This week, Wildcat Cross Country said farewell to summer by travelling to the Georgia coast for the Jekyll Island Invitational. Though the meet was somewhat smaller, with 13 high schools and 7 middle schools, it included some of the top programs from Southeast Georgia and North Florida and was the toughest competition so far this season.
The varsity teams were again led by fellow freshmen Adam Lippe (11th) and Abigail Knight (15th). Brad Joiner (19th) joined Lippe in the top 20 and six of the top seven boys posted their fasted times this season leading the team to a 7th place finish. Claire Peacock (16th) was just behind Knight and the remaining Wildcats finished in the top half of the pack to take 4th place.
The middle school teams faced a rare 5K race instead of the typical 2 mile distance. The increased distance did not phase the Johnson/Joiner duo, who took their familiar places near the top of the leaderboard finishing 1st and 2nd. All five middle school boys finished in the top 20. The 2nd place team finish was their best effort of the season. The middle school girls were led by Molly Bramhall (4th) who had no trouble finding the finish line on the long course. After an early season injury, Kassidy Watson (8th) completed her first race of the season. Isabelle Rich (15th) also had a top 20 finish. The middle school girls placed 3rd as a team.