From staff reports
FLORENCE — Three Lawrence County High runners claimed the top spots Friday at Heritage Christian University, sending the Red Devils to the Class 5A, Section 4 girls cross country title.
Cullman finished second in the team standings, and Hartselle took third. The top three teams all qualify for the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s state cross country championships, which are next week at the Oakville Indian Mounds.
Lawrence County’s Duranna Thomas finished first overall at 21:13, while Lexie Burfield took second at 21:57. Shelton Givens finished third at 22:06.
Brewer’s Trina Badger qualified as an individual with a fourth-place finish. She crossed the finish line at 22:10.
Taylor Barnett finished 10th for Hartselle, while Reagan Bowling and Abigail Davis finished 13th and 14th, respectively.
For Lawrence County, Laura Bennett finished ninth and Cassandra Miner finished 11th.
Lawrence County boys win section title: Five Lawrence County runners finished in the top 10 as the Red Devils won the Class 5A, Section 4 boys cross country title.
Led by Tate Carden, who finished first as an individual at 17:18, Athens finished second in the team standings. The top three teams qualified for next week’s state meet.
Justus Montgomery led all Lawrence County runners with a second-place finish.
He crossed the finish line at 17:18. Freddie Shirah finished third at 17:49, while Kyle Bailey finished third at 17:55.
The Red Devils also got strong performances from Luke Hopper (6th), Caleb Lipsey (7th) and Tyler Crowden (14th).
Hartselle’s Aaron Davis qualified for the state meet as an individual with an 11th-place finish.
Athens Bible finishes second in Section 4: Led by Ryan Crews, Athens Bible finished second in the team standings at the Class 1A-2A, Section 4 meet.
Crews finished first as an individual, crossing the finish line at 17:59.
For the girls, Athens Bible’s Anna Persell, Ashley Riggins and Hannah Ruth Wilson all qualified for the state meet as individuals.
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