Cross-country teams among top 5 in state

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By Lorrie Kinkade

Members of the Trimble County High School cross-country team are off to a fast start this season. On Sept 9, the team traveled to Henry County to participate in 1600-meter and 5K runs, alongside athletes from Owen, Carroll and Henry counties, as well as Eminence Independent Schools and Cornerstone Christian Academy.

Results from the 1600m girls race were:

Erin Gonterman, 1st, Olivia Cooley, 3rd, Kirsten Baird, 5th, Morgan Chappell, 9th, Katie Gonterman, 14th, Amber Bowyer, 16th, Naidelyn Cabada, 18th, Bonnie Wilson, 20th, Kayla Bailey, 23rd, and Allanis Rosell, 26th.

As a team, the Raiders claimed first place, with Cornerstone taking second and host Henry County placing third.

In the boys 1600m, rankings were:

Christian Apel, 1st, Trey Robbins, 3rd, Conner Ball, 4th, Cory Bailey, 5th, Dustin Wise, 9th, Brennan Kunkle, 11th, Jonathon Papai, 14th, Tanner Drake, 21st, David Artega, 22nd, Robert Harris, 23rd, Dale Davis, 24th.

Trimble County’s team took first place over Henry County’s second.

In the 5K run, the varsity girls turned in the following:

Brandi Chappel, 2nd, Allison Joyce, 4th, Jessica Cooley, 5th, Danyal Adams, 7th, Hannah Davis, 9th, Alex Rand, 12th, Kelsi Courtney, 13th, Jessica Smith, 14th.

Those rankings gave Trimble County first place over Owen, second, and Eminence, third.

Boys 5K varsity finishes were:

Daryl Heveline, 1st, Taylor Ball, 2nd, Kyle Bland, 3rd, Matt Stethen, 4th, Kyle Howdyshell, 5th, Justin Perkins, 6th, Mike Baird, 7th, Kevin Bailey, 8th, Jade Wheeler, 10th, Chris Bailey, 17th, Brandon Liter, 23rd.

The Trimble varsity boys received first place in the 5K contest over second place Carroll County.

Coach Jeff Vincent said the girls and boys teams were ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, in the state as of last week’s kytrackxc.com standings. Brandi Chappel is currently ranked 8th in the state and Allison Joyce, 9th. Vincent said this is the highest the boys have rated since he began coaching the teams.