Oldham County XC sweeps weekend races

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By Greg Waddell

The Oldham County High School cross country teams turned in a good performance over the weekend in the Woodford County Invitational, capturing first place in all four races they contested, including boys’ and girls’ varsity and junior varsity.
They also had individuals who performed well, including several who broke personal records.
Casey Vandenbark started things off nicely in the junior varsity girls’ race with a win win in 20:47, while Drew Maddy took second in his third junior varsity race with a time of 18:26.
On the varsity side, junior Caroline Grogan picked up a big win with a time of 18:56 as did junior Tyler Lega in 16:50.
Haley Mullins also finished in third for the girls’ varsity team in 19:36, followed by Kati Heil in fifth at 19:49, Hannah Mullins in seventh at 20:04 and Chelsea Bear in eighth at 20:14.
Dylan Romero was the second Oldham County boy to finish in the varsity race, crossing the line in fifth in 17:37.
Chris French, Nathan Atkin and Shaun Montgomery rounded out the top five for the varsity team with finishes in 18th, 22nd and 27th, respectively.
In the JV races, Sammi Griffin turned in a strong performance in second place with a time of 20:58, while Elizabeth Riopel, Melissa Arvidson and Summer Wheeler finished in fifth, sixth and eighth, respectively.
Brent Will, John Paul Smith and Jurney Downing rounded out the other top runners for boys’ JV, finishing in eighth, 15th and 16th, respectively.
Tthe teams will now have a week to rest before returning on Nov. 3 for the regional meet at E.P. ‘Tom” Sawyer Park.
From there, the state meet will be held in Lexington at the Kentucky Horse Park on Nov. 10.

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