The Bradwell boys cross country team placed fourth and the girls placed third at the Oct. 29 Region 3-AAAAA meet, setting the stage for a run at the state finals this Saturday at Carrollton.
Tiger cross country coach Ken Griffin said he told the teams to run the 3-mile races at their own pace and finish with competitive times.
Griffin said in the girls’ race, senior Tiger Camille Jackson completed the first mile and was pacing behind four other runners. As the girls entered the second turn, Griffin said Jackson had two runners in front of her."As she entered the track in the last stretch, she was even with another runner and overtook her to win by 3 seconds," the coach said. "Camille placed first in the region individually and made the All Region Team."
As for the boys, Griffin said they each set personal records.
"It was interesting," he said of the race. "As the runners came into sight as they finished each of the final turns, the runners were in a group. Junior Chris Payne finished the mile first. However, senior Anthony Motley barely edged out sophomore Zach Motes as they crossed the finish line."
Griffin said the runners have prepared all year to race at state.
"Coach (Brian) Williams and I are very pleased with both teams making the state championship," Griffin said. "It has been several years since both boys and girls have made it to this point. We will prepare all week for our journey to Carrollton. Our parental support has been awesome and their attendance at the region meet to support all of the team members was appreciated by all the team members. We thank the community for the support they have given."
Third in region
• Camille Jackson: set
a school record with a time of 21:43 and finished No. 1 in the region individually.
• Kaylie Durham 24:50
• Sherina Hornsby 24:52
• Danielle Durham 26:26
• Amber Miness 30:23
Fourth in region
• Anthony Motley 18:51
• Zachary Motes 18:52
• Wesley Worthy 19:03
• Chris Payne 19:33
• Jony Colindras 20:46
• Ryan Smith 21:32
• Gabriel Houseworth no time recorded