In a thrilling cross country meet at Long County, the young athletes from Liberty County displayed exceptional determination and progress, competing against formidable opponents from McIntosh, Camden, and the host team, Long County.
In the 4k race, Christian Walton showed great endurance, finishing with a time of 24:31. Aaron Garcia demonstrated impressive speed, recording a time of 19:08. Ajani Richardson achieved a personal best with a remarkable time of 17:18, showcasing significant progress and finishing second overall. Jaylee Wolfe also achieved a personal best, finishing with a time of 33:39.
Moving on to the 3k race for the 11-12 age group, Boaz Guerard set a personal record with a time of 13:24 en route to a first-place finish. Drayden Thomas also demonstrated commendable progress, finishing with a time of 14:21. Kirra Keating pushed herself to a personal best time of 22:07.
In the 9-10 age group, Zavier Chance and Ghavri Kennington both achieved personal bests, crossing the finish line with times of 14:21 and 14:22, respectively. Chasity Argyle achieved a personal best with a time of 16:22. J’Mya York and Carlton Johnson also made impressive strides, finishing with times of 17:08 and 17:50, respectively. Delaney Cassidy, Nell Richardson, and Libby Mize all set personal bests with times of 18:15, 20:38, and 22:36, respectively.
Finally, in the 2k race for the 7-8 age group, Jemma Smalls and Patrick Gallagher displayed remarkable determination and skill, both achieving personal bests with times of 10:25 and 10:26, respectively. Shamus Fehnel and Cayden Garcia showcased their resilience, finishing with times of 12:51 and 13:12.