Ashville places second at Fairview 5K


Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy

The Ashville boys finished runner-up in the Class 1A-4A division at the Fairview Invitational 5K last Saturday (Sept. 17).
Leading the way for the Bulldogs was senior Joe Stevens (pictured above). Out of a field of 169 runners, the defending 4A state champion posted a first-place time of 16:30.11, almost 44 seconds faster than runner-up Caleb Miley of Hatton.
Ryan Matthews helped Ashville with a fifth-place time of 17:30.
Hokes Bluff finished seventh out of 15 teams. Bryer Morrison paced the Eagles with a 10th place time of 18:17.55, while Ethan Patterson came in 16th at 18:34.32.
Ashville’s Taylor Knight placed second out of 134 runners in the 1A-4A girls race with a time of 21:32.76. West End’s Karlee Tarpley came in 11th at 22:06.30, while Hokes Bluff’s Emma Godfrey finished 18th at 22:43.76.
West End and Ashville finished fifth and seventh, respectively, out of 14 teams.
In the 5A-7A girls race with 104 runners, Sardis’ Barit Snead placed ninth with a time of 22:18.33. Teammates Marissa Bozarth came in 12th at 22:52.71, while Rebekah Blackerby finished 23rd at 24:08.79.

Latest News

City to improve Noccalula gorge area
GMC, Gadsden kick off GROW Gadsden Plan
Gadsden State to create police department
Buddy Bins offers ‘a little bit of everything’
City Council raises garbage fee, rates

Latest Sports News

Local cagers make all-state
GCHS boys, Ashville’s Knight excel at Gadsden City Meet No. 3
Local teams ranked in ASWA baseball, softball polls
Dozier does it all at Gadsden State
Coach Rob inducted into AHSAA Hall of Fame