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Raiderettes wrap up cross country season

Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 3:03 pm

MCHS Cross Country 002The Moore County High School girls cross country team wrapped up its inaugural season last week by competing in the Class A/AA region meet.

At the Sharp Springs Course in Smyrna on Thursday, Oct. 23, Kursten Hawkins led Moore County with a time of 23 minutes, 54 seconds in the 5K event.

Taylor Holcomb next with a time of 25:35 and Kinsley Logan was the third MCHS scorer with a time of 25:36. The fourth Raiderette across the finish line was Delaney Stevens at the 27:41 mark, followed by Mika Rainey at 27:54.

That completed the team scoring for Moore County, which failed to move on to this weekend’s TSSAA Class A/AA state championships, which will be held Saturday at the Steeplechase Course in Nashville.

Other runners in the region meet for Moore County included Katie Thomas, who finished at 29:32, and Faith Cauble, who finished at 32:04.

None of Moore County’s runners advanced to the state meet as individuals either.

The regional brings to a close the first-ever cross country season at Moore County High School. MCHS coach Sharon Thomas said she was proud of her girls and the team and was excited about their prospects for next year.

Moore County’s top four finishers in the region meet were freshmen, while its fifth, Rainey, is just a sophomore. The team will lose just two seniors from the original 16 who helped jumpstart the fledgling program.