Coed Varsity Cross Country · Canes XC Competes in Jesse Owens Classic

Canes compete in out-of-state XC event

Posted Saturday, October 6, 2018,20182?

The Cartersville cross country team was running in Alabama. The Canes crossed the state line to head to Oakville for the Jesse Owens Classic.

The boys finished ninth out of 51 teams; the girls placed 22nd out of 42.

Bill Archer led the boys with a time of 17 minutes, 14.62 seconds, for a 19th-place finish. Alex Rios (18:04.61) and Max Florence (18:09.57) wound up 64th and 69th, respectively.

Parker Breedlove (18:47.19) and Harrison Banks (18:47.23) finished just 0.4 seconds apart. Breedlove edged out his teammate to finish 128th. Just seconds behind the duo was Jacob Busek (18:49.45) in 133rd. Colin McCann (18:54.99) rounded out the Cartersville competitors.

Alex Machado starred for the Cartersville girls with a time of 22 minutes, 2.44 seconds. Her 61st-place showing was by far the best for the Canes. Trista Kelly (132nd, 23:31.88) and Vanna Beach (142nd, 23:47.07) had the next fastest times in the 286-girl race. Alice Terry (24:06.67) and Jaxiry Betancourt (24:06.97) finished three-tenths of a second apart in 158th and 159th, respectively.

Jocelyn Blanchette (176th, 24:28.51) and Metztil Munoz (25:39.65) completed the Cartersville runners.