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Raiderettes claim cross country win at Arrowhead Ranch

Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 3:12 pm

MCHS Cross Country 001The Moore County High School girls cross country team notched its second win of the season on Tuesday as the MCHS distance runners competed at Arrowhead Ranch in Bedford County.

The Raiderettes, led by freshman Kursten Hawkins’ third-place finish, earned a meet low 53 points to finish ahead of The Webb School (76 points) and Warren County (78). Shelbyville Central was fourth with 82 and Marshall County fifth with 140.

Coffee County, Franklin County, Lincoln County and Grundy County all had runners competing, but did not have enough for team scores. A school’s top five scores are tallied to get the team results.

Marshall County’s Leah Hollingsworth won the race with a time of 23:46. Paige Schoonover, of Webb, was second at 24:01 and Hawkins crossed the finish line at 25:17 for Moore County. Grundy County’s Julie Nance (26:00) and Webb’s Grace Archibald (27:11) completed the top five.

Just on the outside of a top-five run were Moore County teammates Kinsley Logan (27:17) and Taylor Holcomb (27:20), who finished seventh and eighth, respectively.

Next for Moore County was Delaney Stevens (29:03) in 16th and Mika Rainey (29:55) in 19th. Rainey was the final scorer for MCHS. Also competed on Tuesday for Moore County were Katie Thomas (23rd, 31:25) and Delaney Hart (33rd, 34:18).

Grundy County won the boys race with 64 points over Shelbyville (71) and Coffee County (76). Cole Relford, of Webb, was the top finisher in the boys event with a time of 19:10. Franklin County’s Eric Shull was the runner up at 19:36.

Moore County is scheduled to run again on Tuesday, Sept. 30 in Fayetteville. The Mid-State Cross Country Association championship is scheduled for Oct. 11 in Smyrna at the Sharp Springs Course.