Bears Race to the Finish Line (By: Olivia Patterson)


Picture Taken by: Wendy Gordon Photography

On Saturday our Cross Country team traveled to Champions Park to race against 34 other teams in the Tiger Run. Boys varsity came in 16th all over; with Nolan Foushee coming in 40th of 302 boys. He ran a personal best time of 17 minutes and 20 seconds in the 5,000 meter run. Girls varsity came in 11th place in the 5,000 meter run , with junior, Madison Adkins coming in 8th place, running a new personal best of 20 minutes.

Jourdan Glass, Jesse Sipes and Chris DeVito ran in the boys junior varsity race against 252 runners. Jesse placed 67th with a time of 19:45;Jourdan Glass places 99th finishing with a time of 20:30, lastly Chris ran the 5,000 meters in 22 minutes and 14 seconds and placing in 177th.
Finally, our freshman cross country team ran 4,000 meters coming in 4th place all over, just 1 point behind 3rd place, Tates Creek. Our top placing girl, Mallorie Wheat, finished in 13th with a time of 19:15, along side our top placing boy, Eli Maraman, finishing in 4th with a time of 14:35. Altogether, for an opening meet, all teams did very well, and we can’t wait to see what comes next for these athletes. Our Bears will be back in action this Saturday st the Shelby County Invitational.