Bryan County High School and Richmond Hill High School were two of 11 schools that participated in a cross country meet at Savannah Country Day on Sept. 26. For many of the young harriers it was their first time racing on the Hornet’s spectator-friendly five kilometer, multiple-looped course.
Out of all the Bryan County participants, the RHHS girls fared the best by placing second. The Ladycats proved they deserve a state ranking by edging the eighth ranked Savannah Country Day Hornets and topping seven other teams which included Camden Country, Statesboro, South Effingham, Savannah Arts Academy, Johnson, Windsor Forest, and Groves. They narrowly missed overall honors by losing to Saint Vincent’s Academy by a mere four points.
Leading the way for Richmond Hill was freshman Lindsey Vasher in 23:48. She was followed by freshman Kaitlyn Uhlig, freshman Alina Gonzales, senior Lauren Hall, freshman Gini Russell, and junior Katie Berry.
The RHHS boys did not fare quite as well as they came in second to last. Wildcat David Cassidy shined, however, placing 14th overall individually with a time under 19 minutes.
Behind them were the Redskin boys, slipping from their previous fourth place finish. The top Redskin runners were, in order of finish, Isaiah Foster, Tyler Moody, Taylor Foster, Zach Shinall and Kurt Shuman.
The Ladyskins, still with just three members despite outreach from Coach Cindy Bennett, were limited to strictly individual participation. The top Ladyskin runners were, in order of finish, Jennifer Waters, Ashley Cobb and Amber Myrick.
Next up for all local teams will be another multi-school meet at J.F. Gregory Park tomorrow, 4 p.m. start.
- staff report