Cross country teams compete at Tiger Classic

Published 10:27am Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Wetumpka, Prattville Christian Academy and Holtville cross country teams spent a chilly and rainy morning in Auburn at the 2013 Tiger Classic Saturday.
Out of 13 scoring teams in the 1A-4A division, PCA boys placed 10th with an average time of 20:03, while the girls team finished the day seventh, sporting a 23:43 5,000-meter average.
In the 5A-6A division, Wetumpka boys came in 11th out of 14 teams, averaging a time of 20:08. The Wetumpka girls, with a time of 23:09, placed eighth out of 12 teams.
Holtville didn’t have enough runners to score, but Jordan Booth paced his teammates running the 5,000-meter in 20:13. Connor Koch followed Booth with a 22:53 and Cody Hileman clocked a 23:11.
Danielle Riggs (22:15.89) and Ansley Story (22:16.16) led the way for the PCA girls, crossing the finish line 25th and 26th overall, and separated only by .27 of a second. Taylor Bruce logged a time of 22:44, good enough for 33rd overall. All three time were personal records.
Wetumpka’s Kimberly Schultz clocked the best individual performance of the day, placing 12th overall with the time of 21:10. Hunter Coker ran the second-best time for the WHS girls, stopping the watch at 22:18. Juliana Crockett came in third on her team with a 23:04 5,000-meter time.
Joey Flemming paced the PCA boys’ top-10 showing by running a 18:42, while Randall Taylor set a personal best time, crossing the finish line at 19:09. Logan Bruce logged the team’s third-best time on the day at 20:16.
For the Wetumpka boys, Cody Dingman set the tone who finished with a time of 18:54. Arvid Bray set his team’s second-highest time, running a 20:20, while Tony Miller came in third with a 20:25.
The Indians will compete at the AHSAA Section 2 Regionals in Auburn on Oct. 31. PCA travels to Mobile for 1A-3A Sectionals on Nov. 1.

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