Hernando girls pace field at New Albany cross country
Hernando, Lewisburg and Center Hill competed in the New Albany Invitational cross country meet Saturday.
In the boys’ 4A-5A-6A division, Hernando finished third in the team standings to first-place Saltillo and second-place Arlington. Saltillo finished with 27 points and Arlington was next with 43. Hernando’s third-place score was 110 points.
Lewisburg, as a team, was eighth with 212 points and Center Hill took the final spot in the 11-team field with 310 points.
Graham Weiss of Hernando, a junior, was second in the individual boys’ division race with a time of 16:37.19.
Sophomore Jackson Dickerson was Lewisburg’s top runner, taking 16th overall in a time of 18:45.43
For Center Hill, junior Jared Smalley was 36th overall in a time of 20:15.39.
Hernando girls took four of the top five spots in their individual 4A-5A-6A run Saturday, with senior Jessica Cartwright leading the way to an individual title in a time of 20:17.70. Kaitlyn Burge, a junior, took second in a time 20:22.00. Hernando’s Kyleigh Carter, an eighth grader, (4th/21:51.20) and junior Riley Jackson (5th/21:55.60) rounded out the top five.
Their efforts led the Hernando girls to an easy win over Saltillo (20-71) for the team title. Lewisburg was sixth with a score of 142 points and Center Hill was right behind with a score of 206.
Freshman Rylee Blanchard paced the Lady Patriots with a seventh-place finish in a time of 22:11.60, and Center Hill was led by junior Olivia Sutter, who was 12th in a time of 23:05.50.