Bainbridge Middle cross-country runs strong in home meet

Published 6:24 pm Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Caleb Harris of coach Greta Conner’s Bainbridge Middle School Bearcats cross-country team finished first in a time of 11:14, highlighting Saturday’s Bainbridge High School and Bainbridge Middle School Bearcats and Lady Cats Invitational Meet at the high school track.

BHS cross-country coach Yvette Greene and Conner expressed pride in their teams’ Saturday efforts. The middle school Bearcats race, which Harris won, included 15 teams and 203 runners. The middle school Bearcats finished fifth overall.

Bearcats finishing second through fifth behind Harris in the middle school boys division were Jordan Davis, Gage Kempton, John Willis Maples and Conner Christopher.

The girls middle school race had 15 teams and 156 runners. The middle school Lady Cats finished eighth. The top five runners were Sandy Baker, Kodi Hanson, Chloe Enfinger, Piper Harrell and Sarah Johns.

The boys high school varsity race featured 20 teams and 296 runners. The Bearcats came in sixth. The top five runners were Brenden Greene, Bennett Enfinger Perry Waddell, Wright Cook and Grayson Graham. Fifty-three runners is their personal best race of the season.

The girls high school varsity race featured 20 teams and 214 runners. The Bainbridge High School Lady Cats came in 12th. The top five runners were Uriyah Davis, Aida Diaz, Camry Fillingamem, Aileen Mejia and Caitlin Shephard.

“Everyone prepared well and turned in strong efforts,” Greene said. “They are improving every week. The high school course is three miles and the middle school course is two miles.”

“Everyone really prepared well and turned in strong efforts,” Conner added. “I could not be prouder of our middle school runners. They are working hard and improving every week. I am especially proud of Caleb Harris.”

The Bainbridge High School and Bainbridge Middle School teams will return to competition this Saturday when they travel to Thomasville to compete in the Quail Trail Runs at Pebble Hill Plantation.

“The Quail Trail course is always a challenge,” Greene said. “The high school and middle school runners really have to be focused and pace themselves and they always do a good job of that.”