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Knights Host Stormin’ the Castle

By Staff | Sep 14, 2016

Photos by Bruce Crawford Julianne Hood, at top, led the Wildcats at the Stormin’ the Castle cross country meet hosted last week by Tyler Consolidated High School.

MIDDLEBOURNE – More than 300 cross country runners competed recently at the Stormin’ the Castle meet hosted by Tyler Consolidated High School.

Racers from nine high schools and eight middle school teams took on the challenging hills in the forest behind the school on Sept. 6. This wasn’t any flat and fast golf course, but a race that was sure to make the best runners remember this 5K long after they’ve graduated.

Prior to the race, TCHS Coach Brenna Haggerty said, “I am excited to host our home meet this season. It is fun to see how the runners compete on such a difficult course.”

The Tyler Consolidated boys finished second in the middle school team standings, while their girls team placed third.

Silver Knights’ Jahnvi Duncan (27:02.22) and Pratt (27:18.98) of Tyler Consolidated finished seventh and eighth, while teammates Emma Paden 31:18.98, and Taylor Ebert (44:20.97) finished strong.

TCMS racers James Streets (front) and Haygen Baker are the future of Silver Knights’s cross country team.

Silver Knights’ Gavin Corley added, “I hope to go out top 15 and use the hills to advance. I want to finish strong.”

Jordan Delaney and Bre Barbera of Magnolia placed third and ninth, respectively. Delaney crossed the finish line at 25:35.22, while Barbera finished with a time of 27:41.49. The Eagles didn’t have enough girls to field a team, while Arissa Kline (39:24.19), Shelby Gatian (40:57.27) and Paige Leonard (42:27.30) finished 35, 36 and 37th in area female runners.

First-year male runner Mason Dowell (26:20.17) placed 31st to lead the Magnolia men, while Ethan Coulter (26:54.64), Trenton Robinson and Austin Pyles (32:09.41) finished tough for the Blue Eagle boys team.

Paden City’s Paxton Pierce (31:09.41) and Jacob Amos (32:27.19) also finished a tough race very strong for the Wildcat boys team. Gavin Corley (23:10.12), Josh Frum (23:59.61), Trey Keys (24:46.71) and Creed Ammons (25:04.83) each put up good times for the Tyler Consolidated men.

The Paden City boys Brandon Hizer (19:47.70) placed in the middle of the pack, while Julianne Hood (18:09.83) finished 24th in the female 3-K race.

Silver Knights’ Gavin Corley watches his footing as he speeds through the woods at Stormin’ the Castle cross country meet.

The Knights Spencer Corley (11:46.93), James Streets (13:34.23), Hayden Baker (13:38.44), Jackson Kibbey (14:34.47), Hadyn Brown (14:57.97), Austin VanCamp (16:18.19), Logan Smith (16:28.73), Conner Bailey (18:30.92), James Cline (20:17.41), David Grimes (22:46.78), Garrett Ammons (24:14.51) and Clinton Conrad (25:37.15) all finished the course with good times.