Cabell Midland’s cross country team packed their bags and headed two hours west to Lexington, KY to compete in the Franklin County Invitational held at the Kentucky Horse Farm. This is the site of the Kentucky Cross Country Championships so the invitational attracted some of the best teams from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.
In the boys’ varsity race, it would be a team from Ohio and West Virginia battling for the team title. Pre-meet favorite Tippercanoe, out of Dayton would go head-to-head with #2 ranked Cabell Midland. In the end, Midland would capture the team title by a mere point and chalk up another season victory. Nick Salmons led the Knights with his 5th place finish followed by Hunter Adkins, Eric Wooten, Austin Jarrell, Brandon Atkinson, Jonathan Hathaway, Will Shiels and Jeremiah Parlock to round out Midland’s top 8 runners.
In the boys reserve varsity, Coy Smith’s 2nd overall finish led Midland to another team victory beating out 2nd place, Meade County by 21 points. Smith was followed by Luke Short, Austin Jordan, George McPhail, Adam Witmore, Alex Farmer and Salem Carton to found out Midland’s top 7.
In the girls’ varsity division, Katie Riedel led Midland with her 31st finish overall in a season best, 21:52. Riedel was followed by Zoey Chapman, Hannah Morgan, Kendall McNeely and Allison Short.
In the girls’ reserve varsity, Christia Glancy-Story, had a surprise 4th place overall finish in a time of 22:12 leading her team to a 2nd overall finish. She was followed by Casey Ellis, Audreanna Lewis, Allyson Harbour, and Jaime Schussler rounding out Midland’s top 5 runners.
The Knights will be back in action Oct. 5th in Louisville, KY for the Greater Louisville invitational.
Source: The Cabell Standard