WHS runs well at Furman
From staff reports
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Watauga’s boys’ cross country team finished fourth overall at the Furman Invitational Saturday. The girls’ team did even better, tying for first in the overall team event.
The girls tied with Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., for first place, but was awarded second place because of a tiebreaker.
The girls had four finish in a pack. Amanda Carringer took 18th with a time of 20:33. Kayla Schneider was next at 19th with a time of 20:35. Christina Kanagy was 20th with a 20:35 and Bridgette McLean was 21st with a time of 20:37.
Dolly Dollars took 37th with a time of 20:59 and Ruth Smith was 92nd with a time of 22:28.
“The girls packed together as well as any team I’ve ever had at Watauga,” Pioneers coach Randy McDonough said.
McDonough was particularly happy with the progress of Kanagy, who ran her fourth race since coming off an early-season injury.
“After seeing her in the first race before her injury, I thought she had that kind of talent,” McDonough said. “Now she’s showing it. It’s only her fourth meet of the year and she’s really coming on.”
Jordan Trivette was the top finishing Pioneer in the boys’ meet. Ben Vollmer was next followed by Justin Sanders, Will Barbour and Jay Weaver. Wesley Templeton and Dylan Carp were sixth and seventh for the Pioneers.
Times for the boys races were not available at press time. McDonough felt that the Pioneers have run better and he may give the team some rest.
“I think they’re getting tired,” McDonough said. “I may give them a few easy days so they can get their legs back.”
Freshman Justin Martin finished the highest for the Pioneers in the jayvee race. He finished with a time of 18:51, good enough for 24th overall. Daniel Osborne was 38th with a time of 19:17 and Ian Boyd was 41st.
Thomas McDonough finished 43rd.
In the girls’ jayvee race, Hillary Prevost finished fifth with a time of 22:26. Emily Bushman was 41st and Catherine Culatta was 52nd.
“Hillary Prevost ran a great race,” McDonough said. “It placed her on our top seven of the day.”