Cabell Midland's Varsity team packed their bags and headed South to warmer weather to compete in the Great American Cross Country Festival in Cary, NC. Teams as far as California made the trip to Cary, which ranked as the top Cross Country meet in the nation for this weekend.
Jorden Thornton would throw down a 19:22 to place 8th overall in the Red Varsity race. This time would be her fastest of the season so far. Thornton was followed by Kelsey Dillon in 20:34, Kendall McNeely 21:14, Morgan Chittum 21:48, Hannah Asebes 22:02, and Jenna Marsh 22:04 to round out Midland's top 6 runners.
While the Varsity runners of Midland were banging elbows with the best in the country at the Great American Cross Country Festival in Cary, NC, Midland's reserve varsity runners were back home competing in the Path to Curve 5K on the streets of Huntington. The race attracted nearly 700 runners despite the rainy, cold weather conditions.
Austin Jarrell led the way with a PR of 17:54, which was good enough for 3rd place overall. Close behind was Brandon Atkinson setting a PR of 17:58 and 4th place overall. On the girls side, Shelby Nelson would set a PR of 22:24 followed by teammate, Molly Darling, in 22:30.
Most of Midland runners set new 5K PR's and had a great showing for the Knight's XC Program.