Bradwell Institute’s boys’ cross-country team finished in second place overall at the annual Georgia-Florida Border Clash last weekend on Jekyll Island. Two Tigers finished in the top 10.
There were roughly 250 competitors representing 18 teams in each division of the 3.1-mile event, according to BI coach Brian Williams.
David Thornton led the Bradwell pack with a time of 17:34, earning fourth overall. Wesley Worthy was right behind him, coming in with a time of 17:37 to place sixth. Zack Motes finished 11th overall and Jamorris Hill finished 12th overall with times of 18:20 and 18:21, respectively. Luis Salcedo finished 30th to round out the Tigers’ top five runners in the event.
The Bradwell girls’ team finished seventh overall with Sherina Hornsby posting the girls’ best time. Her time of 22:15 earned her a ninth-place finish. Erina Veliz, Shaunquelle Sapp, Jaelin Sample and Kaylie Durham rounded out the top five Lady Tigers’ finishers.
Williams said he was pleased with the results.
“The boys have been doing exceptionally well all season,” he said. “The boys are 46-3 with those losses coming from Grayson, Kell, and Marietta, all of which are ranked top 10 in the state. Both of our teams are well ahead of where they were last year at this point of the season. We haven’t won a region title since 2001, but it’s looking like a serious possibility this year.”
The team will compete again Sept. 24 at the South Effingham Ebenezer Invitational.