The Winder-Barrow High School Lady Bulldogg cross country runners continued their quality start to the 2012 season Saturday by taking first place at the Mountain Invitational in Clarkesville.
WBHS set a course record with 34 team points. Caitlin Connell paced the Lady Bulldoggs by being the second runner to complete the course. The WBHS senior turned in a time of 21:53. Teammate Whitley Kennedy was third overall in 22:57 among 122 female runners.
“The day went really well,” said cross country coach Michael Lofton. “It was an incredibly challenging course. It was constantly up and down and there wasn’t much flat area. The times don’t seem like we ran well, but we did have a strong race.”
The course was designed by former WBHS cross country coach Sam Stovall, who is now coach at North Georgia Technical College.
Anna Dean (7th overall), Kiana Perez (8th overall) and Amber Duffy (15th overall) completed the top five for the Lady Bulldoggs.