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Enfinger leads BMS CC to win

Photo by Joy Key

Coach Jennifer Oldaker’s Bainbridge Middle School Bearcats cross country team, led by Bennett Enfinger’s first-place 1.41-mile time of 9 minutes, 13 seconds, won the middle school championship at Saturday’s annual Bearcat and Lady Invitational Meet.

HEAD COACH JENNIFER OLDAKER, left, and community coach Greg Waddell, right, stand with Bennett Enfinger following his first-place Bainbridge Middle School Bearcats medal winning time at Satuday’s Invitational Meet.

The meet, hosted by coach Oldaker’s Bainbridge Middle School and Bainbridge High School boys and girls cross-country teams, was held at Spring Hill Christmas Tree Farm.

The top middle school girls runner was Jessica Miranda, who finished in a time of 10:36.

The top BHS boys runner was Davey Reynolds, who completed the 5,000-meter (3.1-mile) course in a time of 19:40. Brad Cox was close behind with a time of 20:56.

Leading the way for the BHS Lady Cats was Paige Braswell, with a time of 23:42. Amber Braswell was close behind, with a time of 25:06.

Oldaker was very proud of the performances of her four teams Saturday.

“Our home meet Saturday was a huge success,” she said. “Our middle school boys finished first in a seven-team field and Bennett Enfinger was the overall winner.

“Our middle school girls finished fourth behind Tift County, Thomasville and Lee County in a seven-team field.”

The BHS boys finished seventh in a 13-team field, behind Tift County,  Westover, Thomasville, Cairo, Northview and Lee County. The BHS girls finished fifth in a 10-team field, behind Tift County, Thomasville, Westover and Lee County.