The Bradwell Institute boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams competed against 10 high schools at the Jaguar Invitational in Evans last weekend. The boys and girls both brought home hardware, according to Bradwell cross-country coach Brian Williams, as the Tigers finished second and the Lady Tigers finished third overall.
The Bradwell boys scored 50 points, finishing behind team champion Greenbrier (25), while the Bradwell girls finished with 72 points behind Richmond Hill (66) and Greenbrier (60).
Senior Wesley Worthy led the boys’ team with a time of 18 minutes in the 5K course, finishing third individually.
Junior David Thornton ran a time of 18:24, finishing eighth, while sophomore Jamorris Hill and senior Zack Motes both finished in 18:29 to take ninth and 10th, respectively. Dakeem Carlton finished 20th overall to round out the Tigers’ top five scorers.
“This was one of the more challenging courses we’ve been on this year,” Williams said. “It was very hilly, which is something our runners aren’t accustomed to, but I was very pleased with our effort.
“Greenbrier is one of the better teams in the state, so it’s always nice to see how you measure up against some of the top-ranked programs.”
Senior Sherina Hornsby led the Lady Tigers with a time of 23:19, finishing seventh overall. Junior Jaelin Sample ran a time of 24:48, which was good for 13th place, while senior Kaylie Durham took 15th place with a time of 24:59. Juniors Shaunquelle Sapp and Erina Veliz rounded out the team with 17th- and 20th-place finishes.
“This was a good test for our kids,” Williams said. “We’ve been to most of the tougher courses in Georgia, so hopefully we will be prepared for the region championship at the end of the month and the state championship in November.”
Bradwell’s next cross-country meet is Oct. 13 at the Fish Hatchery Invitational in Richmond Hill.
Boys’ team scores
Greenbrier 27, BI 50, Hepzibah 90, South Effingham 112, Richmond Hill 128, Lakeside-Evans 151, Cross Creek 216, Evans 224, Aquinas 230, Grovetown 279.
Girls’ team scores
Greenbrier 60, Richmond Hill 65, BI 72, South Effingham 88, Cros Creek 103, Aquinas 125, Evans 174, Grovetown NS, Lakeside-Evans NS.