Jodie Smith, Peter McGowan compete well at state
Woodford County High School cross country team members, senior Jodie Smith and junior Peter McGowan put in strong efforts in the KHSAA State 3A Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Kentucky Horse Park. In the girls’ division, Smith finished 104th out of 243 runners. She finished the 5K course with a time of 21:41.91. “Jodie ran very well at the start of the race and then settled in and ran a good time for the course,” said Woodford head coach Brooke Stickel. Winning the girls’ division for the second year in a row was Alena Sapienza-Wright of Dupont Manual with a time of 18:08.87. In the boys’ division, McGowan finished 183rd out of 247 runners. He finished the 5K course with a time of 18:39.88. “Peter also ran very well and stuck to his race plan,” said Stickel. “He had a little muscle pain, but fought through to run a good time.” Winning the boys’ division was Yared Nuguse of Dupont Manual with a time of 15:41.13. He finished sixth in 2015. In the girls’ team competition, Dupont Manual finished first, with Daviess County second and Oldham County third. In the boy’s team competition, St. Xavier finished first, with Trinity (Louisville) second and Eastern third.