Middle school cross country excels in championship

  • LEFT: Wyatt Windham runs over the bridge at Meeks Park during the Mountain League Championship Meet. RIGHT: Ryann Jones picks up the pace on the final stretch of the Mountain League Championship.
    LEFT: Wyatt Windham runs over the bridge at Meeks Park during the Mountain League Championship Meet. RIGHT: Ryann Jones picks up the pace on the final stretch of the Mountain League Championship.
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The LCMS cross country team showed off its speed to earn five Top 10 individual finishes from its runners during the Mountain League Championship Meet held at Meeks Park in Blairsville, on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

The Indians earned themselves a second place team finish at the event behind strong running from Wyatt Windham, Will Routhier and Ben Sherrill. Windham, Routhier and Sherill each finished in the Top 10 during the championship meet.
Windham led the pack for the Indians with a second place individual finish at the event. Following right behind Windham was Routhier, who finished in third place overall at the championship meet. Sherrill also put in a Top 10 finish, running his way to a ninth place overall finish.
The impressive runs by Windham, Routhier and Sherrill helped the Indians earn second place in the team standings, making them the Mountain League Cross Country runners-up for the 2019 season.
On the girls’ side, the Lady Indians received two Top 10 performances from Ryann Jones and Kathryn Christian in order to secure a fifth place team finish at the Mountain League Championship Meet.
Jones showed off her speed and endurance as she traversed the moderately hilly course at Meeks Park. Jones’ strong running earned her a fifth place individual finish.
Christian, who has shown consistency and a propensity for being in the lead pack this season, also shined at the league championship meet. Christian kept pace with the frontrunners and finished in the Top 10 in individual times with a ninth place overall finish.
The strong showings by Jones and Christian helped the Lady Indians secure fifth place in the team standings at the event.
The solid finishes by both the Indians and the Lady Indians at the Mountain League Championship Meet capped off a successful season for the LCMS cross country program.
Even though the 2019 season is officially over, the LCMS cross country team was set to compete in a home meet alongside the LCHS cross country team on Monday, Sept. 30, behind the LCHS softball and baseball fields. No official results were available.
The eighth grade members of the LCMS cross country team will get one last chance to represent the purple and gold this season when they compete at Unicoi State Park tomorrow, Oct. 3.