We apologize for the incorrect standings in the story below. Our reporter was inadvertantly given the results from last year's event. A corrected version will be included in our Sept. 30 issue.
Several middle and high school teams from across the area joined David Crockett cross country runners at Fenders Farm in Jonesborough on Sept. 19 for a 5k course competition.
In the high school boys event, David Crockett finished first in the team standings with a cumulative total of their top five placers of 41.
Providence Academy finished second with 50 points and Cornerstone Academy rounded out the top three with 85 points.
Leading the way for the Pioneers were a pair of sophomore runners, Dakoatah Lyons and Caleb Fannon. Lyons placed third overall with a final time of 18:27.9, averaging 5:56.6 per mile. Fannon finished behind his teammate in fourth, with a final time of 19:46.6 and an average mile of 6:21.9.
Five other Crockett runners finished inside the top 20 with senior Joshua Christian (20:39.1) placing ninth, junior Ian Messer (21:08.0) at 12 and sophomores Jarod Sanders (21:10.4) and Andrew Keys (21:11.8) at 13 and 14 respectively.
The top individual runner in the high school boys event was Cornerstones Isaiah Dodson who finished with a total time of 17:52.7. Chuckey-Doaks T.J. Tupps finished second with a time of 18:22.0.
In the high school girls competition, Crocketts Breanna Roy tallied the top individual mark with a time of 20:33.9, nearly two and a half minutes before second place finisher, Amy Ferguson of Providence Academy.
Other top Pioneer finishers included Ashley Moore, who placed fifth with a time of 26:08.9, Ashley Ervin, who placed eighth with a time of 27:50.8 and Chloe Ford who finished ninth with a time of 28:03.4.
Middle school competition was run on a 2 mile course with several Washington County schools participating at the event.
In the middle school boys event, Junior Pioneers Cameron Butler and Mason Lewis placed first and second with Butler finishing with the top time of 12:09.5. Lewis was just behind him with a time of 12:18.2.
In the team standings, University Middle School claimed the top spot with 24 points. They were led by top runners Caleb Strickler (12:30.7) and Colin Daniel (6:26.0) placing third and fourth in the individual competition.
Finishing second in the team standings was Ridgeview Middle School with 38 points. They were led by fifth and sixth place finishers Graydon Hull (13:04.6) and Max Austin (13:06.2).
Mary Hughes Middle, Sulphur Springs and Gray Middle closed out the top five in the team standings with 90, 91 and 105 points respectively.
Universitys Blake Ryan (13:28.6) and Will Owen (13:34.4) placed seventh and eighth in individual competition. Sulphur Springs Austin Anderson (13:37.7) and Ridgeviews Andrew Davis (13:39.5) closed out the top 10.
In girls middle school action, Taylor Roy captured the top spot in the event finishing the two mile course in 13:23.9 to guide the Junior Pioneers to the top spot in the team standings.
Also helping to lead Jonesborough to the win was Londyn Horton who finished fifth overall with a time of 15:57.1.
Sulphur Springs (47) and University Middle (51) finished second and third behind the Junior Pioneers.
In the individual standings, Roy was followed by Ridgeviews Marley McCoy (14:43.0), Providence Academys Abbey Loran (15:10.6) and Sulphur Springs Erin Bruce (15:22.2).
After Horton, Providence Academys Sophia Buskirk (16:11.4) and Ridgeviews Alanna Cloud (16:15.6) and Grace Caldwell (16:27.3) placed sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.
Sulphur Springs Gracie Murray (16:32.3) and Universitys Emily Fagerburg (16:42.9) closed out the top 10.