Cross Country Teams Host Stockbridge Invitational

The cross country teams hosted their annual Stockbridge Invitational on a perfect fall morning Saturday.

The boys had a strong day with a 12th place finish out of 22 schools, while the girls finished 13th out of 16 teams.

Stockbridge finished with 312 points in the race dominated by the Capital Homeschool team with 40.

All six Panthers ran season-best times with five coming away with PR’s.

Collin Cook paced the Panthers with a PR of 16:39.9 and finished 15th overall.

Ethan Wright came home with a 37th place finish with a PR of 17:36.4, while Micah Bolton is returning to form after a long break and finished 52nd with a season-best 18:11.9.

Finn Coffman placed 110th with a PR of 20:02.7, while Brady Cole smashed his PR by nearly two minutes by finishing in 20:12.5 and placing 115th.

The biggest improvement of the day was by Marshall who cut 2:11 off his PR with a time of 24:09.6 and finished 147th.

The girls finished with 333 points in the meet won by Williamston with 73.

All seven girls ran season-best times with five coming away with PR’s at the race.

JayLee Chapman led the Panthers with a 43rd-place finish in a PR of 21:22.1, while Ava Vaccaro was 55th in a PR of 22:03.7.

Anna Ransom finished 69th with a season-best time of 22:37.9, while Eliana Johnson ran her season-best time of 24:00.7 to finish 99th.

Gabrielle Heat posted a PR of 26:19 to finish 117th and Alora Mullins a PR time of 26:46.4 to place 119th.

Maria Rita Oliveira made the biggest improvement of the day by taking 3:30 off her PR with a time of 33:45.6.