White County High School cross-country opens season

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White County High School’s cross-country team opened its season, on Aug. 21.

“The team had an excellent showing for their first meet,” coach Gregg Segraves said.

Segraves said that he was encouraged by the way the student athletes started their season and is looking forward to seeing them improve and work on their personal goals over the fall as they strive to qualify for regional and state events toward the end of the season.

Saturday’s results had two of the boys in the top five in their heat, with Evan Ferris finishing fourth, with a time of 13:09, and Gabriel Wiles finishing fifth, with a time of 13:16.

On the girls’ side of the event White County had four athletes in the top 15, with Abby Welch finishing fourth in her heat, with a time of 17:38; Luci McKee finishing fifth in her heat, with a time of 18:41; Poppy Shank finishing sixth in her heat, with a time of 19:01; and Breanna Powell rounding out a top-15 finish, with a time of 19:45.

 The team will travel to Hermitage, on Aug. 28, to compete in the Voyles Classic, at the Hermitage, a race that was named after former WCHS track and cross-country standout runner Markie Voyles.   

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