Article by: Abby Oglesby
The Wilson Central Cross Country teams went to the Wilson County fairgrounds on Saturday, September 8th to compete in the Wilson County Invitational. Our former head XC coach, Coach Fanning, organizes this meet himself. The meet this week was small with only 50 athletes running in the Boy’s race and 29 athletes running in the Girl’s race. Our runners did extremely well considering the course and the hot weather. Here are the results:
The Varsity Boy’s cross country team placed 1st with a cumulative 31 points and an average run time of 18:31.84. Russel Riggan placed 4th with 4 points, and ran an 18:06. Andrew Farber finished in 6th place with 5 points, and a time of 18:12. Alex Galligan placed 7th with 6 points, and a time of 18:15. Austin Garcia placed 11th with 10 points, and a time of 19:01. Jacob Harzbecker placed 12th with 11 points, and a time of 19:02. Tristan Lee placed 13th with 12 points, and a time of 19:08. Lane Watson placed 20th with 18 points, and a time of 19:34.
The Varsity Girl’s cross country team also placed 1st with a cumulative 41 points, and an average race time of 25:51.74. Kaylee Wilson placed 3rd with a time of 23:07, and achieved 3 points. Mia Jones placed 7th with 6 points, and a time of 26:03. Alexis Garcia finished in 9th place with a time of 26:05, and got 8 points. Isabelle Simon placed 12th with 11 points, and a time of 26:51. Haven Thompson finished in 14th place with a time of 27:10, and 13 points. Elina Malencia placed 18th with a time of 28:12, and 17 points. Lydia Evans placed 22nd with a time of 30:35, and got 20 points.
The Wildcat’s Junior Varsity cross country team’s Jason Block won the race with a time of 19:55. Ian Richards placed 4th with a finishing time of 20:33. Kellan Marshall finished in 11th with a time of 23:07. Ethan Garcia placed 12th with a time of 23:15. Fox Underwood placed 13th with a time of 23:16. Nikki Vongsamphanh placed 16th with a time of 23:38. Ethan Dredge placed 19th with a time of 24:02. Nolan Edwards placed 20th with a time of 24:18. The Junior Varsity placed 2nd overall with 41 points and an average race time of 22:01.
Wildcats are traveling to Steeple Chase Percy Warner Park in Nashville, next weekend on September 15th to compete in the Tennessee Classic. The races start at 9:00 AM with Varsity Girl’s.
Come out and support your Wildcats!!