Bainbridge cross-country to host region meet Thursday

Published 8:32 pm Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Coach Yvette Green’s Bainbridge High School Bearcats and Lady Cays cross-country team turned in strong efforts Saturday at the Thomas County Central High School Yellow Jackets and Lady Yellow Jackets Invitational Meet at Thomasville’s Greenwood Plantation.

The Bearcats finished a strong third overall and the Lady Cats finished a strong fourth overall.

The top five Bearcats runners were Bennett Enfinger, Brenden Greene, Wight Cook, David Brock and Nour Hasona. Bennett Enfinger came in 10th overall with a time of 17.57.

The top five Lady Cats finishers were Uriyah Davis, who came in second overall with a time of 22:03, Camry Fillingame, Aileen Mejia, Aida Diaz and Madison Wiggins.

 

Region Meet

The cross-country teams will host the Region 1-AAAA Cross-Country Meet Thursday at the school track.

The girls competition will begin at 5 p.m. and the boys competition will follow.

The Bearcats are led by juniors Brenden Greene, Bennett Enfinger, Grayson Graham, Brad Cox and Perry Waddell and sophomore Wright Cook. The Lady Cats are led by Camry Fillingame, Aida Diaz, Madison Wigins and Caitlin Sheppard.

“Our young runners have really been working hard and improving their times week after week,” Greene said. “I could not be prouder of them. We are really looking forward to hosting the Region 1-AAAA Meet. Our young men and young ladies are practicing well in preparation for the Region 1AAAA Meet and want to really do well as the host school.”

Greene said the region is really strong in cross-country this year. Westover of Albany, Cairo and Thomas County Central have great cross-country and track traditions and will be strong challengers for the Bearcats. She also said Westover looked really good when Bainbridge competed in their annual Invitational Meet in Albany.

“Monroe of Albany is also very good,” Greene said. “We also competed against the Albany Schools at the recent Lee County High School Trojans and Lady Trojans Invitational Meet in Leesburg.”

Another meet that helped Bainbridge get ready for the Region 1-AAAA Meet was Tallahassee’s Florida State University Invitational.  It was held at Tallahassee’s Apalachee State Park. There were 120 teams there from Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

“Competing against many top runners from the state of Florida in Tallahassee really helped us get ready for the Region 1AAAA Meet as well,” Greene said.