|Younger OC gals lead way to state |
|Posted: Monday, October 27, 2008 6:46 pm |
|A group of “sensational” sophomores put the Obion Central cross country team in a position it hasn’t been in since 2002. |
The Lady Rebels will compete as a team this Saturday in the Class A-AA state championship meet after a third-place finish in the Region 7A-AA meet on Thursday.
The state meet is set for 11:30 Saturday morning at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.
It is the first appearance by OC at the state cross country meet since the aforementioned ’02 season when the county locals finished as the state’s runner-up with a team that was headed by the sister duo of Jill and Sara Konkol.
Furthermore, Sara Konkol was the last Obion Central runner to make a state meet appearance as she qualified as an individual in ’03 and ’04.
As a group on Thursday, only one senior (Jordan Jones) participated in the run for Obion Central.
Meanwhile, ninth-grader Whit-tney Dodd also took part in the event for the county locals.
Kelsey Barnes was the top individual performer for the Lady Rebels as she finished in ninth place overall with a time of 21:24.
Otherwise, Jones finished 18th, Mandi McDaniel 22nd, Katie Hardin 27th, Katie Beth Vancleave 28th, Dodd 29th and Hope Montgomery 32nd.
Other Lady Rebels’ team members that did not participate at the regional meet are Emily Jones, Autumn Yates, Brittney Dodd, Katherine Parker, Jennifer Brooks, Lindsey Rainey, Laura Burpo and Katie Donaldson.
Sarah Guy is also on the Obion Central girls’ cross country team, but she is out for the remainder of the season due to an injury.
Overall, the University School of Jackson won the regional event, while Jackson Christian School came in second. The top three teams in the regional move on to the state finale
On the boys’ side, the Rebels finished sixth overall with no individual results reported to The Messenger.
Dyersburg totaled enough points to gain first place, with Big Sandy second and JCS third in the boys’ regional finale.