The Morgan County runners had a great day at the 2017 8-AAA Region Meet held in Jefferson this year and hosted by East Jackson. Morgan’s boys finished fourth earning them a pass to attend and compete in the State Championship Cross-Country meet to be held at Carrollton this Saturday, Nov. 4. Coach Erin Spinks commented, “This is the meet that we train for all season. We had some big competition this year, but our boys ended the race in fourth. Our girls came in fifth but fought a great fight. I am proud of each of our runners. Many of them celebrated personal records and were able to see great growth in their race times.”
Alex Rountree and Kevin Berisko finished in the top 15 with Rountree coming in 12th overall with a time of 18:24.74 and Berisko at 14th running at a 18:36.20 pace. Will Paschal came in just outside the top 15 at 18:45.95 while Cody Pace (20:16.62) and Davis Moore (20:53.00) rounded out the top five for the Bulldogs. Conner Clark also ran for Morgan County as one of their top six runners.
Morgan’s girls were again led by Hannah Martin with a 16th place finish and a time of 24:14.83. Emily Dickson, Brooke Randall, Lexie Vonhanstein, Maitlyn Stapp, Melissa Braxley, and Abbey Adams rounded out the Lady Bulldog lineup.