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Rain-soaked Runners set Records at Renaissance Run

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HCHS Cross Country

By Greg Woods

The Henry County cross country team held their third annual Renaissance Run Saturday on a cold rainy morning on which several local athletes finish with personal records.

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For the first time in this event, all three Henry County elementary schools were represented.

In the girls’ elementary race, the top finisher from Henry County was Bridgett Keeling of New Castle, who finished third in 13:10 on the 3k course. Ella White, also of New Castle, was 5th in 14:06. Jenna McIntosh and Elliot Raymer, both of New Castle, finished ninth and 10th, respectively.

The top finisher from Campbellsburg Elementary was Rachel Topp who was 11th in a time of 15:52.

Eastern Elementary’s top finisher was Trinity Crow who finished 13th with a time of 16:04.

The winner of the race was Emma Holleman of Liberty Elementary with a time of 11:28.

In the boys’ elementary race, Keegan Kurtz led start to finish in a personal record time of 11:03.

Dillon Downey was Eastern’s top finisher in 10th place with a time of 14:16.

Wyatt Stivers was the top finisher for Campbellsburg in 14th place with a time of 17:02.

New Castle’s top finisher was Kevin Bachmann in 23rd place with a time of 23:09.

In the boys’ middle school race Isaac Logsdon set a personal record while finishing in 19th place with a time of 17:56. Teammate Andrew Landers was step behind with a time of 17:57.

In the girls’ middle school race, a trio of girls represented Eminence. Maddie McKinley finished 31st with a time of 25:05, Trinity Durrett finished 32nd with a time of 25:13 and Ava McKinley finished 33rd with a time of 25:23.

In the girls’ varsity race Henry County’s Sydney Amyx set a personal record with a time of 24:00, good for 16th place.

Katie Sutherland finished the race in 26th place with a time of 30:04.

Lily Golden and Katherine Buckler did not race due to injuries.

In the boys’ varsity race Josh Logsdon led the way for the Wildcats with a time of 19:46 good for 15th place. Brandon Handley set a personal record with a time of 20:01 finishing in 17th place and Chase Slone finished in 22nd with a time of 21:26.

Coach Ricky Drawbaugh was pleased with team’s performance.

“What a great day for Henry County. We came away with four PRs in the wet sloppy conditions,” he said. “Sydney came away with a PR of better than 30 seconds, Brandon’s PR was by 11 seconds and 30 seconds better than any race this season. Isaac ran a PR and Keegan cut 38 second off his PR to win the elementary race.

“I want to thank all those that volunteered today at the meet — parents, grandparents, siblings and anyone else I forgot. Thanks to the Renaissance Faire for allowing us to use their property as well as Sholar Funeral home for the use of equipment during the race and setup.”