Kelley Complex was the site of a huge cross-country event on September 11 as Huntingdon High School hosted 22 different schools and 334 runners competing on a 3.1-mile course that started at the soccer field and winded around the baseball fields and armory and finishing at the soccer field.
Obion County swept both the boys and girls’ portions of the competition. Chester County’s Evan Allen was the winner of the boy’s race as he finished the course in 15:57 over the 3.1 miles. Dresden’s Laurel Winn was the first to finish in the girl’s competition as she finished the course in 19:45.
Dyersburg boys finished second as the top three teams were awarded trophies and JCS finished third.
The second-place finisher for the girls was South Gibson, and Dresden girls claimed third.
Medals were awarded for the top 20 finishers for the boys and girls’ competition and Huntingdon’s Zach Williams was the highest finisher with a seventh-place finish with a time of 18:11.
Clarksburg’s Sarah Derryberry was the highest runner from Carroll County to finish as she placed 17th and West Carroll’s Natalie Moore placed 19th. Huntingdon’s highest finisher was Katie Lou Chase who ran the race with her fastest ever time with a time of 19:45.
Trophies were awarded at the end of the race and medals presented to the top 20 finishers in each the boys and girls’ competitions. Also, door prizes were drawn at the end of the race with coupons to various eating establishments.
Huntingdon High School hosts the event every year, and it was organized by coaches Elizabeth Lott and Clint Ezell and several volunteers led by Chris and Beth Guess.