Dawgs, Tribe compete at Jesse Owens ClassicPublished 10:33am Thursday, October 10, 2013
The Wetumpka Indian and Holtville Bulldog cross country teams competed in the 15th annual Jesse Owens Classic Saturday at the Oakville Indian Mounds Park in Oakville, Ala.
Teams from four states participated in one of the largest meet across the Southeast with more than 4,800 runners in 14 events.
Wetumpka freshman Cody Dingman posted the fastest time for the Indians in the boys’ 5K Gold Elite run with a 19:31, over four minutes off the top time of 15:16 from Vestavia Hills’ Mac Macoy. Out of 38 teams, the Tribe placed 37th with an average time of 20:49. Auburn High won the team title, logging 16:31 team average.
Sophomore Arvid Bray was second-quickest for WHS, timed at 20:00, followed by eighth-grader Tony Miller (20:38), sophomore Brennen Palmer (21:29) and sophomore William Pierce (22:26).
Holtville junior Cody Hileman and freshman Joran Booth competed in the boys 5K Bronze 1-4A run. Hileman posted a 23:54, while Booth clocked a 24:07. Sam Darnell, from the University School of Jackson in Tennessee, came in the fastest of the event with a 16:35. Top point finisher was Holy Spirit’s Alex Enns, who finished second overall, with a 16:44.
Westminster Christian Academy took home the team victory, recording a 17:52 team average.
The Bulldogs will run again in the Tiger Classic in Auburn Oct. 19. while Wetumpka will return to the course Saturday at the Smiths Station Panther Invitational in Smiths Station.