Bainbridge X-C runners post strong times despite injuries

Published 4:31 pm Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Bainbridge High School cross-country faced tough competition at the Westover Invitational in Albany last Saturday in Albany. The varsity Bearcats came in 14th out of 26 teams and the Lady Cats came in 19th out of 20 teams.

Two of Bainbridge’s top boy runners are sitting out a few days to rest injuries sustained this weekend, Efrain Diaz and Stokes Moore. Only five girls raced due to SAT testing and injuries.

Uriyah Davis, who has been out with an injury, is cleared to run again.

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“We had a tough time this week,” coach Lisa Enfinger said, who added she was hopeful to get back Bainbridge’s injured runners in time for the Region race on Oct. 26.

Efrain Diaz recorded one of his best times of the season despite the injury, an 18:05.33 5K. Haydn Griffin also broke the 18-minute mark with a 18:42.90 time. Stokes Moore rounded out the boys sub-20-minute runners with a time of 19:27.02.

Andru Matthews clocked in at 20:23.25, with Aiden Matthews trailing in at 20:50.18. Timothy Porter snuck in before the 21-minute mark right at 20:57.64.

Titus Porter ran a 21:44.93 and Hunter Matthews clocked a 22:08.39.

The Lady Cats were led by Camry Fillingame with a time of 23:29.08, followed by Jennifer Mendoza at 26:23.38 and Caitlin Shephard with a time of 27:44.26.

Chloe Enfinger clocked a 29:13.51, Julie Wells came through at 29:54.84 and Makayla Ingram finished the 5K with a 34:59.06.

In the boys JV race, Ashton Matthews led the Bearcats with a time of 21:25, followed by Johnathon Farrington with a time of 21:49.58. John Willis Maples clocked a 22:02.09, Jaquan Freeman came in at 22:23.35 and Angel Guzman crossed the finish line at 23:42.46.

Bainbridge’s next race with be the Region 1-AAAAA meet in Warner Robins on Thursday, Oct. 26