Varsity Girls Runners-Up In Back-to-Back Meets; Jenkins Gatorland Run JV Champion
On Thursday September 20th the Butler County Cross-Country team traveled to Hopkins Central to compete in the Thunder Invitational. Teams competing at the meet were Butler County, Hopkins County Central, Madisonville North Hopkins, Dawson Springs, Breckinridge County, Ohio County and Muhlenberg County.
The Varsity girls team claimed the 2nd place trophy and was led by freshman Olivia Neighbors who finished the race 2nd overall with a time of 23:12. Eighth grader Hannah Perry came in second for Butler County finishing 6th overall with a time of 24:21 followed by junior Chanda Hampton who finished 7th with a time of 24:28. Maranda Pierson finished 9th overall, Kierra Neighbors finished 11th overall and Amy Rogers finished 17th overall respectively.
Junior Ethan Jenkins led the way for the Varsity boys finishing 2nd overall with a time of 19:08. Matthew Embry and Drew Henderson finished 13th and 14th respectively for Butler County.
The Butler County middle school girls team was led by 6th grader Delaney Embry who finished the 2.5K 2nd overall with a time of 11:12. Sixth grader Reece Robbins finished 6th overall and sixth grader Hannah Johnson finished 10th overall. Hannah Logan, Dalys Bishop, and Samantha Henderson also had strong finishes clinching the middle school team the runner-up trophy.
Justin Elms, 7th grader, led the way for the middle school boys team finishing 5th overall with a time of 10:34. Garrison Odle finished 9th overall followed by Bryar Beasley who finished 12th. Trenton Stovall, Tyler Marksberry, Conner Glass, Kain Neighbors, and Connor Brown had good finishes for the team earning them the third place finish.
The third and fourth graders on the team competed in the elementary 1 mile race. Trey Stovall finished 4th overall, Bowen Kirby 11th, Hailley Daniel 12th, and Hayden Perry 13th.
On Saturday the team traveled to Bowling Green to compete in the Gatorland Run at Phil Moore Park. The elementary girls team was led by Delaney Embry who finished 10th overall and Reece Robbins who finished 16th overall. Hannah Johnson also ran a strong race finishing 23rd overall. Hailley Daniel, Samantha Henderson, and Kaleigh Proctor also ran great races for Butler County helping the team clinch 6th place out of 16 teams and 169 runners.
The elementary boys team was led by Justin Elms who finished 23rd overall followed by Garrison Odle boasting a 39th place finish out of 188 runners.
The Varsity girls and boys team competed in the 5k JV race which resulted in a 1st place individual finish out of 100 runners for Ethan Jenkins with a time of 18:09. Cameron Price also finished 13th overall with a time of 20:03. The Varsity girls team clinched the 2nd place trophy out of six teams with outstanding performances from Olivia Neighbors (2nd overall, 22:24), Chanda Hampton (8th, 23:25), Maranda Pierson (10th, 23:33), Hannah Perry (23:45), Amy Rogers (28th, 25:10), Hannah Logan (29th, 25:11), and Dalys Bishop (37th, 26:30).
The Varsity team travels to Barren County Thursday September 28th to compete in an area-district meet. Good luck to these athletes as they continue with your season!