Corley Leads Area Runners at Ona
The 2019 WVSSAC A-AA Cross Country State Championship was held at Cabell Midland High School on Saturday, with Tyler Consolidated represented well in both the boys and girls divisions. The Class A Silver Knights sent 13 runners to the meet with seven boys and six girls finishing in their respective races.
Leading the Knights was junior Spencer Corley who came in as ththird place Class A runner while finishing 21st overall with his time of 17:31.64. Sophomore Haygen Baker had a nice run with a time of 18:08.93 while finishing in the 48th spot. James Baker was the next Knights runner across the line as the junior came in with an 18:18.75 in the 59th position. Junior Hadyn Brown ran a competitive race to finish in the 127 spot with a time of 20:02.10, while senior Creed Ammons came in with a 20:34.31 good for the 142 place. Sophomore Mason Nichols finished with a time of 21:21.64 for 154th.
A total of 170 runners finished the race in the boys division with 22 teams placing. The Silver Knights had the third best score in Class A behind Ritchie County and Doddridge County and finished ninth overall with a team time of 1:33:13.15 for an average runner time of 18:38.63.
In the girls race the Silver Knights finished in the 14th overall spot among the 17 teams placing. They had a team time of 1:59:16.53 and an average runner time of 23:51.31. Top finisher for the Knights was sophomore Emily Ebert who came in with a time of 22:02.47 in the 47th spot among all 133 girls participating. Sophomore Trinity Kanz ened in the 74th position with a nice run of 23:24.23.
Kashia Brown a sophomore was the next Knights runner across the line with a 23:46.32 good for 83rd place. The Knights lone senior Emma Paden grabbed the 94th spot with a time of 24:19.18, while sophomore Kate Gorrell ran a 25:44.33 for 116th and MacKenzie Perine a junior got 123rd with a time of 27:07.78.
The Silver Knights had a good season. They are still a young dedicated group of runners who only have one senior on the boys and one on the girls squad so they are in position be a contender again next season and with a lot of work and dedication could push the competition to the finish line. Congratulations to the Silver Knights on a very successful cross country season.