On Oct. 3, Sloan-Hendrix Cross Country traveled to Crowely’s Ridge College to run in the GCT Invitational and came away with two Top Ten Medals and 8 Personal Records on the season. Tyler Murphy finished 4th in the 1.5 mile run while Brenda McCain recorded her first Top Ten of the season finishing 8th. Brenda McCain, Kyra Williams, Skylia Lester, Kandyce Clay, Logan Ivy, Tyler Murphy, Hunter Stallings, and Raymond Bailey all turned in their Personal Record time for the season. Other top finishers were: Jr. Girls – Courtney Winston 16th, Kyra Williams 24th, Skylia Lester 27th, Kandyce Clay 28th, and Ashley Chavez 33rd. Jr. Boys – Hunter Stallings 12th, Jordan Dail 19th, and Colby Johnson 31st. Sr. Girls – Jessie Powell 14th and Ashlyn Hayes 30th. Sr. Boys – Ben Small 17th.
The Greyhounds travelled to the Salem Invitational on Tuesday October 8 and came away with one Top Ten finisher. “Although we had just 1 Top Ten, I was proud of how everyone came out and ran today. 30 athletes ran today and 28 ran their Personal Best for the season, the other two missed their best time by about 10 seconds. Great weather for running in a very competitive field.” Logan McCain came back strong from missing last week due to sickness by finishing in 3rd place with Hunter Stallings finishing 20th. In Junior Girls, top runners were Brenda McCain 28th and Haley Meeks 41st. Sr. Girls, Jessie Powell keeps improving her time with each run and finished 17th and Ashlyn Hayes 43rd. Sr. Boys, Zack Anderson 31st and Nathan DeShazo 45th. The Greyhounds go to Mtn. Home on Tuesday October 15 and travel to Lake Hamilton Invitational on October 19 to prepare for the State Meet.