Photo: The West End girls cross country team finished first in the Class 1A-2A division at the Wildcat Fall Classic on Saturday, Oct. 14 at White Plains. Pictured, left: coach T.J. Tarpley, Paten Battles, Toree Chaney, Kaylee Tarpley, Karlee Tarpley, Tyree Chaney, Kennedi Nix, coach Jessica Tarpley. (Submitted photo)
Four runners placed on the top 10 to help the West End girls cross country team (pictured above) win the Class 1A-3A 5K at the Wildcat Fall Classic last Saturday (Oct. 14) in Anniston.
Paten Battles led the Lady Patriots with a first-place time of 20:45.24. Kaylee Tarpley finished sixth at 22:32.50, followed by Karlee Tarpley in seventh at 22:47.20 and Kennedi Nix in 10th at 22:59.07.
Also finishing in the top 10 were Hokes Bluff’s Emma Godfrey and Glencoe’s Sarah Ponder, who placed third and fourth, respectively, at 21:15.20 and 21:18.41.
Hokes Bluff’s Mara Brothers finished 18th at 25:04.63, while West End’s Toree Chaney helped West End’s cause with a 23rd place time of 25:56.22.
In the boys’ race, Hokes Bluff’s Ethan Patterson clocked in with a runner-up time of 17:38.88. Finishing in the top 20 were Glencoe’s Owen Beason in 14th at 19:56.26, Hokes Bluff’s Micah Brasher in 18th at 20:16.26, Glencoe’s Braxton Fortenberry in 19th at 20:18.81 and Hokes Bluff’s Samuel Neal, Samuel in 31st at 20:33.67.