LEXINGTON — Four schools brought runners to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington to attempt to win a KHSAA State Cross Country Championship.
All three classes featured a top finisher, all on the boy’s side.
The University Heights Academy Blazers entered after finishing second at the First Region race. After taking home first in the region race, Tomas Duncan followed that up with a fourth-place finish in Lexington.
His younger brother Tobias, who finished second in Benton, took home 17th.
As a seventh grader, Tobias has an opportunity to make a big impact in the next five years.
UHA finished 12th overall as a team.
While the Trigg County girls didn’t have their best runner, the Lady Wildcats took home a 16th-place finish overall. Riley Brame was the highest finisher, crossing the finish line in 64th place.
On the boy’s side, freshman Austin Cavanaugh accomplished something that hasn’t been done in a long time in Cadiz.
Cavanaugh took home a 10th-place finish, becoming the first Wildcat since Eric Ezell in 1986 to finish in the top-10 at the state race.
However, Trigg County finished 18th as a team.
Fort Campbell brought its girl’s team, finishing 28th as a team.
Hopkinsville was the only team in the class, and only three individuals qualified to make the trip.
Chase Atkins was the highest-finisher for the Tigers, posting a seventh-place finish. Chance Jones finished 208th as well.
For the girls, it was Allison Wood making the trip. Wood finished 54th overall in the girl’s race.
Tomas Duncan: 4th - 16:41.11
Tobias Duncan: 17th - 17:33.74
Walter Kunnmann: 41st - 18:09.35
Luke Shouse: 151st - 19:50.57
Chase Hendricks: 219th - 20:47.77
Austin Cavanaugh: 10th - 17:03.89
Jonathan Williams: 108th - 18:48.34
Marshall Jenkins: 128th - 19:06.62
Apollo Black Bear Francis: 131st - 19:08.96
Alex Skinner: 136th - 19:13.86
Riley Thompson: 144th - 19:20.83
Colin Stevens: 166th -19:43.95
Riley Brame: 64th - 21:57.62
Dede Barbee: 84th - 22:23.94
Reese Bush: 95th - 22:37.84
Grace Hill: 107th - 22:51.15
Kylie Alford: 124th - 23:15.35
Livi Ricks: 139th - 23:51.32
William DeShazo: 182nd - 20:09.93
Marielle Delpilar: 138th - 23:43.70
Alexandra Stearns: 190th - 25:27.55
Madeline Thomson: 202nd - 26:10.07
Haley Davee: 206th - 26:48.26
Alaina Rogers: 212th - 27:43.43
Chase Atkins: 7th - 16:11.81
Chance Jones: 208th - 18:38.52
Allison Wood: 64th - 20:47.44