Webster County’s girls cross-country team fell just short of another podium finish Saturday, trailing 3rd place by only five points at the Owensboro Invitational at Yellow Creek Park.
The Lady Trojans compiled 86 team points on the day, but again were edged out of a higher team finish by Second Region foe Madisonville-North Hopkins. The Lady Maroons posted 81 team points in the meet.
The two teams battled last week for the top spot at the Maroon Invitational, and had to go to their respective sixth scoring runners to determine the meet champion. The Lady Maroons edged Webster by one spot, 13th to 14th.
Webster County’s team total was comprised of scoring positions 12, 15, 16, 19, and 24. North’s team total came from positions 5, 13, 18, 22, and 23.
South Warren won the team meet, placing all five scoring runners in the top ten for 27 total points. Barren County was 2nd with 73 team points.
Mayci Moore paced WCHS with a time of 22:21.37 for a 13th-place finish. Reece Powell finished 17th for Webster, crossing the finish line in 23:34.64. Ryleigh Powell wasn’t far behind in 19th with 23:40.30 on the clock.
Grayson Haynes was 24th with a finish of 24:13.41, and Drue Wyatt posted the final WCHS score with a time of 25:32.95 for 30th place.
Five runners ran outside the scoring for the Lady Trojans, led by Ava Stone in 32nd with a time of 25:50.91. She was followed in 43rd by Delani Baskett in 27:34.17, 48th by Caroline Nalley in 29:47.32, 60th by Emily Major in 33:00.75, and 66th by Molley Utley in 36:17.47.
The individual medalists for the meet in order were Gracie Reed from Barren County (18:50.99), Morgan Kobylinski from Ohio County (19:19.84), and Abby Overbay from South Warren (19:21.34).
Webster County is scheduled to run in the Rumble Through the Jungle Cross Country Invitational hosted by North Oldham Saturday at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, KY. The girls’ varsity meet is set to begin at 8:30 am Eastern Time.