Panther runners shine at elite event

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedIn

Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy

Several Southside cross country runners turned in impressive performances at the Southern Showcase last Saturday (Sept. 18) in Huntsville.
In the Championship division, Jackson Griggs (pictured above) posted a PR and broke the school 5K record with a time of 16:01. The record was previously held by Hunter Nails and Taylor Nails, both of whom went on to run for UAH.
Luke Holcombe finished runner-up in the Blue Division with a time of a 16:15, while freshmen Taylor Dortch finished 13th in the Crimson Division at 22.13. In addition, Alexis Valentine ran a 21:15 PR.
The Southern Showcase has qualifying standards for the event’s top three divisions, with teams from across the Southeast competing.

Latest News

Local veteran celebrates 99th birthday
Ford announces candidacy for Mayor of Gadsden 
Airport runway expansion announced
United Way Day of Action a success
Record turnout expected for Gadsden High reunions

Latest Sports News

Casting on the Coosa - Fairy wands, frog jigs and turkey calls
Etowah well represented on All-Messenger baseball team
Local thrower steps up on national stage
Casting on the Coosa - No injured reserved list for The Surgeon
Ashville's Drinkard, Westbrook's Henry highlight All-Messenger track and field teams