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Page 6B September 4, 2019 By Richard Dumas forsyth@myrncr.net The Mary Persons varsity and JV girls cross country teams will each compete at the home Bulldog Distance Classic beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday The Lady Dogs will look to defend their 2018 cham- pionship in the second annual event, which will be held at the Monroe County Recreation Department. Saturday's meet, which will also include the Monroe County Middle School girls cross country squad, is MP'S lone home meet of the season. In its most recent com- petition, the Mary Persons varsity girls cross country team placed 15th out of 31 teams at the Saucony Battle of Atlanta meet at Nash Farms Battlefield in Hampton on Aug. 24. The Lady Dogs posted a team score of 450 with Marist taking first place with a total of 63 points. Marietta came in second with 132 points, edging third-place South Forsyth, which finished with 133 points. Marist's Emily Little was the girls individual champion with a time of 18 minutes, 52 seconds, about 17 seconds faster than the time recorded by second-place Kayla Gholar of Richmond Hill. Sophomore Maradeth Leverett posted MP'S fast- est time of 21 minutes, 12 1 6 EastJohnson St. Forsyth, GA 31029 AUTO HOME LIFE LONG-TERM CARE DISABILITY Rick Owens (478) 994-1515 (478) c742-7966 rick.owens@tryflnancial.com CLIE~W JmeAtOAN S~6RQV" Large enough to serve you, small enough to know you (478) 992-8326 24-Hour Emergency Service donnyspropanegss.com seconds to place 36th out of 270 girls runners. MP's other counting times were recorded by: Ava McKal- lip, who placed 44th with a time of 21 minutes, 34 seconds, Sarah Boyer, who placed 83rd with a time of 22 minutes, 52 seconds, Caroline Hampton, who placed 147th with a time of 24 minutes, 32 seconds, and Stormie Martin, who placed 205th with a time of 26 minutes, 35 seconds. Other MP girls varsity runners who competed on Saturday but did not record counting times included: Genna Hallman, who placed 225th with a time of 27 minutes, 21 seconds, Madelyn Causey, who placed 235th with a time of 27 minutes, 50 seconds, Jackie Gore, who placed 250th with a time of 28 minutes, 52 seconds, and Skyler Sandefur, who placed 256th with a time of 29 minutes, 54 seconds. Other schools who com- peted in the girls varsity race on Aug. 24 in order from highest to lowest fin- ish included: Pope, Alla- toona, Brookwood, Union Grove, Mandar'm, Wesley- an, Paideia, Richmond Hill, Lassiter, Druid Hills, Jones County, Decatur, White- water, Carrollton, Forsyth Central, Woodward Acad- emy, Atlanta International, Locust Grove, East Coweta, Mount Vernon Presby- terian, Evans, Lakeside (Evans), Walker, Johnson, Grayson, Veterans and Strong Rock. MP also had three in- dividuals compete in the IV girls race on Aug. 24 with Laura Martin placing 190th out of 294 total lv girls runners with a time of 30 minutes, 23 seconds. MP's Emma Barksdale placed 223rd with a time of 32 minutes, 46 seconds while Gwyneth Cabe placed 233rd with a time of 33 minutes, 33 seconds. Meanwhile, the Monroe County Middle School girls cross country team placed seventh out of 24 teams in Hampton on Aug. 24. The C-Team girls squad finished with 270 points as Great Strides was named champion with 53 points. Holy Innocents' Episco- pal came in second with 142 points while Renfroe Middle School finished third with 169 points. Claire Petersen of Mount Bethel Ch, ioti, the girls middle school champ'ton with a time of 11 minutes, 49 seconds, about 13 seconds faster than the second-place time recorded by Morgan Grace Sheffield of Great Strides. Jessica Goodwin re- corded Monroe County's top middle school girls time of 14 minutes, 12 seconds to place 30th out of 338 total runners. Other middle school girls runners achieving counting times included: Alanna Wood, who placed 46th with a time of 14 minutes, 46 sec- onds, Kadence Brown, who placed 51st with a time of 15 minutes, Gabriella Hoover, who placed 61st with a time of 15 minutes, 12 seconds, and Ava Hill, who placed 107th with a time of 16 minutes, 23 seconds. Other C-Team girls runners who competed on Aug. 24 but did not record counting times included: Amelia Stone, who placed 134th with a time of 17 minutes, 13 sec- onds, Carson Brown, who placed 182nd with a time of 18 minutes, 17 seconds, Mary Alice Marks, who placed 210th with a time of 19 minutes, 13 seconds, Amelia Jones, who placed 282nd with a time of 21 minutes, 24 seconds, and Tyteuna Morgan, who placed 320th with a time of 24 minutes, 23 seconds. Other schools who com- 109 from g Tractor in the World! G&M Enterprise Westgate Plaza Barnesville, GA 30214 (770) 358-3572 MP senior Jackie Gore will compete in her final home meet of her career on Saturday when the Lady Bulldogs host the Bulldog Distance Classic at the Monroe County Recreation Department, starting at 8 a.m. (Photo~Richard Dumas) peted in the c-team girls champion Evans, which race on Aug. 24 in order of finished with 66 points. highest to lowest finish in- Houston County placed duded: Lovett, Loganville, a distant third with 126 Cornerstone Christian, points. Veterans' Mack- Holy Redeemer Catholic, enzie Walls was the girls Union Grove, Allatoona, individual champion with Mount Bethel Christian, a time of 17 minutes, 51 Junior, Brookwood Youth seconds, about 58 seconds Running, Strong Rock faster than the second Christian, Paideia, Riv- place finisher, Evans' Madi- erwatch, Inman, Trinity son Kennedy. Sharpsburg, Rivers Acade- Leverett again posted my, High Meadows, Locust MP's fastest time of 21 Grove, Walker, Atlanta minutes, 16 seconds to Track Club and Evans. place 1 lth out of 163 total One week earlier, on runners. MP's other count- Aug. 17, the MP girls ing times were recorded by: varsity cross country squad McKallip, who placed 13th opened its season by finish- with a time of 21 minutes, ing second out of 16 teams 44 seconds, Boyer, who at the Midstate XC Classic placed 15th with a time of at Cherokee Pines in Perry. 22 minutes, 26 seconds, The Lady Dogs totaled Hampton, who placed 19th 98 points to finish as the with a time of 22 minutes, runner-up behind girls 52 seconds, and Stormie Martin, who placed 51st with a time of 25 minutes, 30 seconds. Other MP girls varsity runners who competed in Perry but did not record counting times included: Causey, who placed 64th with a time of 26 minutes, 36 seconds, Hallman, who placed 65th with a time of 26 minutes, 40 seconds, ,hn Debble Wilson Owner & Operator & Exterior Wall Paper Small Repairs Sandefur, who placed 68th with a time of 27 min- utes, I second, Gore, who placed 72nd with a time of 27 minutes, 24 seconds, Courtney Allen, who placed 108th with a time of 30 minutes, 35 seconds, Britney Allen, who placed ll0th with a time of 30 minutes, 54 seconds, Laura Martin, who placed 117th with a time of 31 minutes, 46 seconds, Barksdale, who placed 121st with a time of 32 minutes, 33 seconds, Rebecca Jones, who placed 127th with a time of 33 minutes, 10 seconds, and Cabe, who placed 128th with a time of 33 minutes, 13 seconds. Other girls varsity teams who competed in Perry in order of highest to lowest finish included: Veter- ans, Perry, Westover, Lee County, ACE, Vidalia, Coffee, Northside (Warner Robins), HawkinsviUe, Mount de Sales, Warner Robins, Wilcox County and Howard. Also, the Monroe County Middle School girls cross country team placed second out of five teams in Perry on Aug. 17. The C-Team girls squad finished with 55 points to trail only West Laurens, which took first place with 26 points. ACE placed third with 83 points, fol- lowed by Mount de Sales with 87 points. Wilcox Middle finished in fifth place with 121 points. Monroe County's Good- win was the girls meet champion out of 66 total girls runners with a win- ning time of 11 minutes, 9 seconds, nearly six seconds faster than second-place finisher Mckenzie Davis of Feag'm Mill. Other Monroe County girls counting times were recorded by: Wood, who placed third with a time of 11 minutes, 21 seconds, Hoover, who placed sixth with a time of 11 minutes, 27 seconds, Brown, who placed 16th with a time of 12 minutes, 18 seconds, and Hill, who placed 27th with a time of 13 minutes, 32 seconds. Other C-Team girls runners who competed in Perry but failed to record counting times included: Stone, who placed 30th with a time of 14 minutes, 8 seconds, Marks, who placed 31st with a time of 14 minutes, 12 seconds, Jones, who placed 36th with a time of 14 minutes, 53 seconds, Brown, who placed 45th with a time of 15 minutes, 58 seconds, Kaitlynn Whitten, who placed 48th with a time of 16 minutes, 19 seconds, and Morgan, who placed 66th with a time of 25 minutes, 31 seconds.