Photo courtesy of Needle on the Run Photography
The West End girls cross country team placed three runners in the top 10 and five in the top 15 out of 67 participants on the way to a runner-up finish at the Kudzu Invitational 5K on Saturday, Sept. 30 in Bremen.
Paten Battles paced the Lady Patriots with a second-place time of 20:23.44. Kaylee Tarpley came in fifth at 21:36.44, while Karlee Tarpley clocked in 10th at 22:32.35.
Carolina Rainey (22:52.49) and Kennedi Nix (22:57.28) finished 11th and 12th, respectively.
Also helping West End’s cause were Jada Wright (26:45.65), Tyree Chaney (28:47.12) and Sadie Umphrey (28:47.65).
A pair of Patriots boys finished in the top 25 – Justin Smith in 15th at 20:58.31
and Jarrin Vaughn in 24th at 21:54.36.