BHS XC teams conclude season

Published 6:15 pm Tuesday, November 1, 2011

BHS runners Caitlin Cato, Amber Braswell, Paige Braswell, Ashten Oldaker, Rebecca Conner, MaryAnna Cunningham, Sarah Grace Carpenter

The Bainbridge High School Bearcats and Lady Cats cross-country teams, coached by head coach Jenny Oldaker and community coach Greg Waddell, concluded their seasons Saturday at the Region 1-AAAA Meet at Spring Hill Christmas Tree Farm.

The individual girls champion was Megan Asadian of Houston County, with a time of 21 minutes, 4 seconds, and the individual boys champion was Jacob Kennedy of Lee County with a time of 16:45.

Team champions were Warner Robins Demons and the Northside-Columbus Lady Patriots.

The top six teams and top four individuals advance to state.

The Bearcats were led by senior Davey Reynolds, who was 12th overall, with a time of 18:49.14. Following Reynolds was Tae Ross, who was 15th overall, with a time of 19:15.10.

Leading the Lady Cats were Paige Braswell and Amber Braswell, who were eighth and 17th overall.

The next five Lady Cats finishers were Caitlin Cato, who was 29th, Ashten Oldaker, who was 31st, Sarah Carpenter, who was 32nd, Rebecca Conner, who was 33rd, and Maryanna Cunningham, who was 35th.

Coach Oldaker said she couldn’t be prouder of her two teams’ efforts this season.

“I would like to start by saying our hard these children worked this season,” she said. “They are a genuinely great bunch of kids. I am so proud of them and I know their parents are going to spend a long time bragging about them.

“This season couldn’t have been as successful as it was without the dedication of coach Greg Waddell. He has brought tremendous knowledge and experience to our cross-country family.”