The hard work and cool weather paid off Saturday morning as BJHS Cross Country teams brought home two first place trophies and one second place trophy. It was an epic effort by everyone with 39 athletes posting personal records, Varsity Boys putting four runners in the top ten, JV Girls claiming five of the top ten spots, and the JV Boys bringing home their first team trophy this season.
The Varsity Boys team successfully defended last year’s first place effort, by taking the same spot this year with a convincing win. James Garrison finished 2nd, Ryan Bender 3rd, Mateo Santiago 7th, Isaac Allen 8th, Wade Bucy 14th, and Collin Spindle 18th. This was the boys’ third first-place team win this season.
The JV Girls picked up another first-place trophy this week to add to this year’s collection of top finishes. Corrine Wilhem finished 2nd, Ebba Detulleo 3rd, Rachel Pennell 4th, Sarah Pennell 9th, Kricket Johnson 10th, Madisyn Lambertson 12th, Madeline McInvale 17th, Peyton Free 18th, and Aubrey Spindle rounding out our top 20 finishers.
The JV Boys team really stepped it up this weekend winning the 2nd place trophy. Owen Crow placed 5th, Nick Lozano 7th, Lucas Guerra 15th with Luke Allen, Owen Lang, Luke Garrison, and Ryan Morrell rounding out the successful campaign to bring home their first trophy of the year.
The Varsity Girls team was short a few runners this week and still had a strong fourth place finish. Lorin Carter placed 12th, Marjorie Baumbach 14th, with Alexa Douthitt, Mackenzie Edwards, Jillian Pennell, Emma West, and Samantha Arn contributing to the scoring.
Next week our XC teams head to the Kudzu Hills Invitational where they’ll take on 43 teams from across North Alabama.