Glencoe’s Giles wins third 5K of season


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Several local runners medaled at 5K events last Saturday (Sept. 26).
At the Scottsboro Invitational, Glencoe High’s Katie Giles (pictured above) won her third 5K of the season out of a field of 62 competitors with a PR time of 19:57.67 in Class 1A-4A girls event. The Lady Yellow Jackets finished in third place overall with an average time of 24:25.75. Giles is currently ranked second individually in Class 3A.
Helping the GHS cause was Allie Jo Amos in ninth place at 24:25.39, Elizabeth Harrison in 15th at 24:59.96 and Kaitlyn Ponder at 23rd (26:16.21).
In the 1A-4A boys’ 5K, Glencoe’s Conner Cothran came in seventh (19:30.19) out of 92 runners, while Gaston’s Brock Bagley clocked in at 19th (20:44.68). In 5A-7A boys, Gadsden City’s Tanner Rice finished 14th out of 100 participants with a time of 17:50.32.
At the Spain Park Twilight Meet, Sardis’ Barit Snead’s time of 22:26.82 was good for 13th place out of 124 runners. At the Kudzu Hills Invitational in Bremen, Westbrook Christian’s Asher Curp finished in third out of 91 runners in Class 1A-2A boys with at a time of 18:06.57. Teammate Dathan Curp placed 19th at 20:03.19.


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