LaGrange cross-country teams 10th in state
Published 7:33 pm Monday, November 5, 2018
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
LaGrange High’s cross-country teams closed their seasons with 10th-place finishes in the Class AAAA state meet on Saturday in Carrollton.
For the LaGrange boys’ team, junior Alex Bowie finished his season with a 29th-place finish with a time of 17 minutes, 50 seconds on the 3.1-mile course.
Next for LaGrange was Matthew Callaway (18:46), who was 62nd, and Miller Penn (18:56) was 76th.
Alex Martin (19:00) and Nathan Fritchley (19:01) finished within one second of each other, and Aaron Fritchley (20:51) and Terry Franklin (21:41) were LaGrange’s final two runners.
LaGrange’s girls team was led by freshman Ivorie Smith (22:23) who finished 44th overall, and fellow freshman Lauren Farris (23:10) was 67th.
LaGrange’s next four runners were Anna Doerr (23:13), Zamya Rhaney (23:47), Zanay Rhaney (24:21) and Chloe Morman (24:44).
All of the runners who competed for LaGrange’s girls’ and boys’ teams will return next season.
Callaway’s boys’ team participated in the Class AA state meet, and it was led by junior Calik Kemp (20:17), who finished 91st.
Also running for Callaway were Ian Daughtrey (20:47), Michael Everett (22:35), Maurice Delaney (23:18), Devin Burger (24:45) and Hunter Lee (27:59).
CHEERLEADING: The LaGrange and Troup High cheerleading teams will compete in the Class AAAA state sectional on Friday in Columbus.
The top eight finishers in the sectional will advance to the state finals on Saturday, which will also be in Columbus.
The top two finishers in each region earned an automatic invitation to the state finals.
Troup finished fourth in the Region 5-AAAA competition on Saturday, while LaGrange was sixth.
Troup is coming off back-to-back top-five finishes at the state meet, so it figures to be one of the teams to beat this weekend.
Troup has enjoyed a strong season and has won multiple competitions.
LaGrange is returning to the state sectional this year after not being able to compete a year ago.