Southwestern High School sophomore Kate Golden notched another individual victory after she ran away from the competition on Saturday in the Berea Community Invitational. Golden covered the 5,000-meter course in 20:55, which was 21 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor.
Meanwhile in London, the Pulaski County High School boys cross country team finished second in the Area 8 Championships and Lady Maroons freshman Alex Cundiff placed runner-up in the girls varsity race with a time of 20:36 for 5,000 meters.
The Pulaski County boys were led by Jeremiah Pierce with a 7th place finish and a 17:53 clocking. Other top finishers for the Maroons were Bradley Heist - 12th - 18:11, Kannon Cundiff - 13th - 18:12, Koby Proffitt - 14th - 18:29, Eli Gover - 18th - 18:50, and Kasen Cundiff - 27th - 19:58.
For the Pulaski County girls behind Alex Cundiff were Morgan Bruin - 8th - 22:26, and Ashlee Mounce - 17th - 24:00.
The Somerset girls placed sixth in the Area 8 Meet with Lucy McArthur - 26th - 26:03, Angelica Hernandez - 27th - 26:18, Emily Ham - 32nd - 26:49, Clar Eastham - 37th - 28:07, and Kennedy Boots - 40th - 26:16.
The Somerset boys placed eighth in the Area 8 meet with Hank McArthur - 34th - 21:01, Hayden Back - 40th - 21:18, Cole Blakeman - 41st - 21:19, and Will Smith - 46th - 21:30.
Other top finishers for the Southwestern girls were Jasmine Akin - 15th- 23:29, Madeline Peterson - 17th - 23:42, Allison Taylor - 29th - 25:18, Kathryn Carrington - 46th - 27:12, A.J. Perrin - 50th - 27:40, and Lydia Patterson - 66th - 28:57. The Lady Warriors placed fourth overall in the Berea Invitational with 92 points.
The Southwestern boys were led by Nathanael Turner with a 8th place finish and a 18:22 time. Other Southwestern finishers were Trevor Hansen - 23rd - 19:33, Brycen Jones - 50th - 21:10, Caleb Perrin - 70th - 22:00, and Camden Harris - 73rd - 22:17.The Southwestern boys finished seventh overall in the Berea Inviatational.
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