Cross Country teams excel at region, advance to state

Both the girls and boys Cross Country teams advanced to the KHSAA State Meet with a solid performance at the Region 6 Class 3A meet Saturday in Versailles.

On the girls side, Laura Ross, a sophomore, is supported by a group of talented 7th graders. “Laura has worked as team captain with the younger runners and has done an excellent job,” said Coach Dodd Dixon. “We have to be the youngest team at State this year.”

The girls who are now 7th graders won State last year as 6th graders in the 3K division and placed 5th this year at State in the 4k 8th grade and below Middle School State.

“We hope to do great things over the next few years,” Dixon said.

The boys team also advances to state, led by sophomore Liam Parido, the team captain, and senior Logan Dawson.

“Liam has done a good job as team captain this year,” Dixon said. “He helps lift morale on the team during hard practices and after difficult meets.”

As the lone senior, Logan was the highest placing boy at Saturday’s meet. “Logan had a great race on Saturday,” Dixon said. “We are looking forward to State this coming weekend.”

Boys Region Results

Logan Dawson (senior) – 15th

Liam Parido (sophomore) – 20th

Lennon Smith (8th grade) – 28th

Ben Wilson (8th grade)– 30th

Hayden Cecil (junior) – 32nd

Dallas Hall (junior) – 33rd

Charlie Castle (sophomore) – 55th

Team results:

1- Lafayette

2- Tates Creek

3- Paul Dunbar

4- George Rogers Clark

Girls Region Results

7th Kennedy Stamper – 8th

7th Savannah Thomas – 10th

7th – Kinslee Wesolowski – 22nd

10th – Laura Ross – 38th

7th – Lakelyn Hoffman – 46th

7th – Laney Spurlock – 62nd

Team results:

1- Woodford County

2- Lafayette

3- Frederick Douglass

4- Paul Dunbar

5- George Rogers Clark

SMOKE SIGNALS CROSS COUNTRY SMUGMUG PHOTO GALLERY – photos by Ruthie Houston and Ellie Mitmesser


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