On a windy day with sloppy course conditions, both Henry County and Eminence cross-country teams raced at the Trimble County North Central Kentucky Conference meet last Tuesday after school.
Henry’s Cassey Fischer, who is ranked 18th in Class 2-A according to the latest poll released last week, led both schools with a fourth-place finish in the girls’ varsity race, covering the muddy 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course in 22 minutes, 18 seconds. The leader for Eminence was Luke Satterly, who placed 11th in the boys’ mixed 3-kilmoter (1.8-mile) race in 13 minutes.
For the first time this season, the two varsity races — boys and girls — were combined but the results were divided into two divisions after the final runner crossed the finish line.
On the girls’ side, Madison Peace of Walton Verona came away with the victory in 21:07, ahead of Trimble County teammates Brandi Chappell in 21:17 and Jessica Cooley in 21:44. Cassey Fischer, who has a season-best time of 20:39, finished next in 22:18. Her younger sister Cathryn, who is ranked 20th in Class 2-A and has a season-best time of 20:54, finished seventh in 24:37. For Eminence, Shelby Potter was 14th in 28:56, Kelsie Craigmyle was 17th in 32:06 and Kaelin Wright was 19th in 39:20.
Meanwhile, Jacob McIntrye of Walton Verona won the boys’ title in 17:43, ahead of a Trimble County pack that included spots 2-6. Henry’s Eric Phillips was the next to the finish line in seventh place with a time of 19:20. Also, Ethan Smith placed 18th in 24:20, Chase Slone placed 19th in 24:25 and Randy Moore placed 20th in 25:34. Cole Wilson and Austin Payton finished the race but they were not posted in the results.
Eminence had just one runner in the boys’ varsity race. Trey Hernandez, in just his second race this season, lost both shoes during the competition and finished 15th in 22:03.
Henry County competed at the North Central Kentucky Conference Championship at Carroll County on Tuesday and both Henry and Eminence will race at the South Oldham Dragon Invitational in Crestwood this Saturday. The girls’ varsity race starts at 12:15 p.m. and the boys’ race starts at 1 p.m.
Girls’ 3.1-mile: Cassey Fischer, 4th, 22:18; Cathryn Fischer, 7th, 24:37. Boys’ varsity 3.1-mile: Eric Phillips, 7th, 19:20; Ethan Smith, 18th, 24:20; Chase Slone, 19th, 24:25; Randy Moore, 20th, 25:34; Cole Wilson, no time; Austin Payton, no time. Girls’ mixed 1.8-mile: Katherine Buckler, 11th, 13:22; Haley Bramblett, 12th, 13:38; Madison Doktor, 14th, 13:51; Justice Kirk, 17th, 14:29; Sydney Roberts, 18th, 14:33. Boys’ mixed 1.8-mile: Zach Hinkel, 6th, 11:55; Ethan Redmon, 10th, 12:48; Joseph Fischer, 13th, 13:13; John Bates, 14th, 13:20; Cameron Morgan, 15th, 13:21; Andrew Landers, 16th, 13:30; Colton Hinkel, 18th, 14:05; Jacob Redmon, 20th, 14:17; Chris Redmon, 22nd, 14:25; Seth Amiott, 23rd, 14:28.
Girls’ varsity 3.1-mile: Shelby Potter, 14th, 28:56; Kelsie Craigmyle, 17th, 32:06; Kaelin Wright, 19th, 39:20. Boys’ varsity 3.1-mile: Trey Hernandez, 15th, 22:03. Girls’ mixed 1.8-mile: Lyndsay Craigmyle, 31st, 19:19. Boys’ mixed 1.8-mile: Luke Satterly, 11th, 13:00; Matthew Gilbert, 19th, 14:14; Michael Ackerman, 21st, 14:21; Robert Wright, 32nd, 23:31.