• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

Woodford cross country teams score top 10 finishes at WCI

The Woodford County cross country teams hosted the WCI at Falling Springs on Saturday, Oct. 15, and all teams – high school, middle school and elementary school – scored Top-10 finishes. The best finishes of the day were made by the girls’ and boys’ middle school teams, as both finished in fourth place. The girls’ faced eight teams and the boys’ team faced 10 teams. The elementary school teams also had strong finishes, as the girls’ team finished fifth out of seven teams and the boys’ team finished sixth out of 15 teams. In varsity competition, the girls finished 10th out of 12 teams and the boys’ finished eighth out of 13 teams. Here are the results. Girls’ varsity In the team competition, Woodford was 10th. Louisville Ballard finished first, with Rockcastle County second and LCA third. Individually, Jodie Smith had the top performance for the Woodford girls. She finished 12th in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 22:16.34. Other Woodford runners in the race were Kyla Hanley (33rd place with a time of 37:22.68); Jessica Smith (35th, 24:06.10); Regan Martin (38th, 24:11.78); Turner Reynolds (61st, 27:13.97); Paige Davis (67th, 27:59.70); Bekah Hall (70th, 28:14.66); Stanislava Spasova (73rd, 28:31.65); Kristen Taylor (80th, 29:10.78); Maricela Ponce (82nd, 29:20.03); Isabella Steely (87th, 31:17.84); Makenzie Thomas (92nd, 33:10.10); and Lauren Watercutter (96th, 33:46.17) Boys’ varsity Woodford’s varsity boys’ team finished in eighth place in the competition. Lexington Christian won, while Louisville Ballard was second and Lafayette was third. Individually, Peter McGowan had the boys’ top performance for Woodford. He finished 25th in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 19:01.95. Other Woodford runners in the race were: Mitchell Scott (38th, 19:36.93); Jonathon Hall (43rd, 19:43.90); Jalen Newton (47th, 19:50.81); Clay THomas (63rd, 20:46.85); Abran Santos (64th, 20:49.79); James Hawkins (68th, 21:01.13); Sam Eagen (70th, 21:07.14); Kyle Holt (83rd, 22:11.58); Luke Caldwell (84th, 22:19.09); Justin Lehmkuhler (95th, 23:07.15); Evan-Arthur Sloan (98th, 23:45.47); and William Gerrow (104th, 25:16.90). Girls’ middle school In the team competition, Woodford Middle School finished in fourth place in the middle school division. Hayes Middle School was the winner, with Bourbon County second and Cooper Middle School third. Individually, Katie Gatewood had the top performance for Woodford. She finished in seventh place out of 102 runners and completed the 4K course with a time of 18:02.19. Other Woodford runners in the race were Abigail Wooten (14th, 18:20.72); Maggie Twehues (17th, 18:40.24); Evelyn Hamilton (18th, 18:42.81); Abbey Bleuel (30th, 19:27.11); Parker Robinson (35th, 19:51.63); Lillian Mullins (46th, 20:43.93); Taylor Dotson (49th, 21:05.04); Emma Goh (54th, 21:44.73); Hannah Warthman (59th, 22:42.76); Jillian Elmore (73rd, 23:43.93); Maura Wyatt (83rd, 25:05.43); Ann-Sophie Marin (84th, 25:06.04); and Madison Rhyker (94th, 27:20.65). Boys’ middle school In the team competition, Woodford finished in fourth place. Northeast Striders won the division, with Hayes Middle School second and Cooper Middle School third. In the individual competition, Korry Blankenship had the day’s top performance for Woodford. He finished sixth out of 117 runners and ran the 4K course with a time of 15:24.22. Other Woodford runners in the race were Hunter Penn (19th, 16:28.26); Kodi Reeder (20th, 16:32.15); Thomas Martin (28th, 16:46.56); Jackson Moffett (38th, 17:26.11); Quinn Cardwell (49th, 18:12.14); Trevor Greene (51st, 18:16.05); Scott Watson (53rd, 18:18.06); Silas Dennis (54th, 18:20.24); Ryan Hash (68th, 19:35.87); Shaun Lavin (74th, 20:08.06); Randyn Knight (94th, 22:54.95); Colin McGowan (102nd, 23:29.63); and Logan Greene (111th, 27:17.50). Girls’ elementary In the girls’ elementary school division, Woodford finished in fifth place. Goshen Elementary School finished first, while Dunn Elementary was second and Cooper Middle School was third. Individually, Addison Moore had the top performance for Woodford. Out of 122 runners, Moore finished 25th and finished the 3K course with a time of 14:01.15. Other Woodford runners in the race were Addie Patterson (37th, 14:35.68); Gabby Gampper (38th, 14:40.09); Kendyhl Dewar (45th, 14:56.78); Lainey Bank (52nd, 15:31.64); Ina Mason (61st, 16:06.59); Eva Kate Probus (69th, 16:32.98); Willa Cardwell (78th, 16:55.28); Ashlynn Gampper (81st, 17:10.56); Anna Robinson (82nd, 17:16.70); Ann-Sophie Martin (86th, 17:28.43); Katherine Spellman (97th, 17:59.28); Nora Hanley (98th, 18:25.97); Sydney Williams (103rd, 18:53.87); and Molly Jo Elmore (122nd, 24:46.65). Boys’ elementary In the boys’ elementary school division, Woodford finished sixth. Goshen Elementary won the division, while Northeast Striders were second and Cooper Middle School was third. In the individual competition, Woodford’s best finish in the 3K race was made by Jacob Reeder, who finished 31st out of 135 runners with a time of 12:54.25. Other Woodford runners in the race were Parker Polk (40th, 13:17.62); Xavier Moore (42nd, 13:21.72); Jack Lehmkuhler (44th, 13:31.23); Ryan Hendrix (50th, 13:43.47); Landon Blankenship (55th, 13:52.90); Clay Holt (59th, 13:59.16); Delano Mullins (65th, 14:06.74); Simon Swansegar (71st, 14:24.31); Caleb Sutherland (97th, 15:45.89); and Andrew Scott (119th, 17:30.47). Next up: The Region 6AAA Championships on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Danville - Admiral Stadium. Boys race is 9 a.m. and the girls race is 9:45 a.m.

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