Cross Country Update - Week 7
Our cross country teams continue to dominate!
The varsity and middle school teams were both in action this week.
On Thursday, October 1, the middle school teams returned to Wildwood to take on 4 other schools in a meet hosted by Greenbrier Middle School. Unlike the early season race at Wildwood which was a 1.7 mile course, the course for this meet was extended to 2.1 miles. The girls placed four in the top 20 led by Molly Bramhall (8th) followed by Sue Berman (15th), Kassidy Watson (17th), and Joliene Romero (20th) who has really begun to move up in the standings over the past two weeks. The girls finished third in the team standings. The distance may have been different, but the outcome was the same with Lucas Johnson again crossing the finish line first and Patrick Joiner claiming second. Fabulous fifth grader, Caleb Lambert, finished 14th. The boys finished third in the team standings with only 7 points separating the top three teams.
On Saturday, October 3, the varsity teams took a rare trip over the Savannah River for the annual border battle along the banks of Fox Creek. With 9 teams from South Carolina and 3 from Georgia, this meet was an opportunity to answer the question constantly discussed around dinner tables throughout the two states: “Which state has the best cross country programs?” When the dust settled, the answer was clear as the Wildcats brought home both first place trophies, broke the girls and boys course records, and set 11 PRs in the process. In the girls’ race, the Wildcat Pack went out fast and never looked back, claiming 5 of the top 6 spots. Claire Peacock finished first in 22:23, setting a new course record for the girls. She was followed by Abigail Knight (2nd), Emerson Eubank (4th), Hannah Case (5th), and Alli Roseman (6th). The boys took 4 of the top 8 spots led by Adam Lippe whose 17:33 finish was a new course record. Lippe was followed by Brad Joiner (2nd), Jacob Hanna (4th), Eli Scott (8th), and Sam Williamson (13th).
The middle school and varsity teams travel to Macon on October 7 for the largest meet of the season, facing 23 schools in the Mt de Sales Cavalier Classic.