CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP: Central posts first-place finishes at Capitol View Classic

Members of the Central Hardin girls' cross country team celebrate their first-place finish in the Capitol View Classic in Frankfort Saturday.

The Central Hardin cross country team returned home from Frankfort with individual and team first-place finishes at the Capitol View Classic Saturday.

The Lady Bruins took first place as a team, leading the way with 36 points. Isabella Day also finished first as an individual, crossing the finish line at a time of 21:21.67. Teammate Hannah Grass followed right behind in second place with a time of 22:28.19. Riley Raifsnider rounded out Central Hardin’s top-10 finishers with a fourth-place finish at 23:08.06.

On the boys’ side, the Bruins finished in third place as a team with a total score of 97, behind only Henry Clay in first with 36 points and Anderson County in second place with 85. Jared Fairbanks took the boys’ individual first place finish, coming in at 18:10.44.

LOCALS PERFORM WELL AT GATORLAND. The John Hardin, Elizabethtown, North Hardin and LaRue County cross country teams all made their way to Bowling Green this weekend to take part in Gatorland 2021 at Phil Moore Park.

The Bulldogs’ Brendan Nagle posted the highest finish of any local runner, taking second place in the boys’ race with a time of 17:31.00, trailing only meet-host Greenwood’s Cates Duncan at a time of 17:26.10.

LaRue County posted the highest boys’ team finish, taking sixth place with a score of 189. John Hardin came right behind in seventh place with 194 points. North Hardin followed in 11th place with 290 points. Elizabethtown finished in 15th place with a score of 373.

The Hawks’ top individual finisher was Chase Hines in 15th place at a time of 18:53.20. The Trojans were led by Andrew Ames in 40th place, who clocked in at 19:58.90. Gavin Breunig led the Panthers with a 42nd-place finish at 20:04.40.

On the girls’ side, Elizabethtown’s Ella Johnson led local runners with a third-place finish at a time of 20:23.00. Johnson finished behind only Butler’s Emma Endress in first place at 20:07.70 and Station Camp’s Abi Cobb in second place at 20:21.20.

The Lady Panthers also posted the highest team finish, taking fifth place with a score of 156. LaRue County finished in 10th place with 222 points. North Hardin followed in 13th place at 311 points.

The Lady Hawks’ Mia Dennis and Laila Gross took eighth and ninth place, respectively, finishing with times of 22:13.40 and 22:19.40. Regan Jarvis led the Lady Trojans with a 24th place finish at a time of 23:21.50.

JOHN HARDIN GIRLS COMPETE AT MUSTANG STAMPEDE. While the John Hardin boys’ team competed at Gatorland, the Lady Bulldogs went to Muhlenburg County to take part in the 2021 Mustang Stampede on Saturday.

Laila Williams led the way with a 24th-place finish at a time of 23:46.81. Alaysia Pettaway took 74th place at 27:59.96. Larkin Morgan finished in 102nd place, crossing the finish line with a time of 32:34.99.

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