The Banks County High School cross country team hosted a meet this week with the middle school. BCHS boys came in first place and the girls placed second overall. The BCMS runners finished in the same fashion with the boys placing first and the girls coming in second in their meet.
The scores for the boys teams were first place, Banks 42, second place, Jackson 46, third place, Rabun 87, fourth place, Towns 168, fifth place, Franklin 171, sixth place, Commerce 194.
Tuan Pham placed first overall in the boys race with a time of 19:20, Jose Diaz placed third overall in the race with a time of 20:07, Harris Day finished at 21:44, Andrew Elliott 21:53, Mason Patton 21:58, Taylor Wood 22:16, Gabriel Espinoza 23:21, Dylon Bonilla 23:24, Adan Gonzalez 23:26, Chris Willis 23:41, Angel Serrano 25:37 and Taylor Smith 28:15.
The scores for the girls teams were first place, Jackson County 30, second place Banks 47, third place, Rabun 55 and fourth place, Towns 109.
Makayla Hewell continued to reign in the girls race with a finishing time of 22:19 and a first place finish overall in the girls meet. Carli Broome placed fourth overall with a time of 25:31, Hannah Brown placed seventh overall with a time of 26:13, Marissa Lewis finished with a time of 27:10, Kaelan Standridge 30:46, Cheyenne Campbell 31:49, Whitney Forrester 32:00 and Kim Alford 37:18.
"We are really excited about the progress that is being made with the girls and boys team. School records should be broken this season," said Head Coach Kelly McDuffie.
The Banks County Middle School teams top ten boys were Chris Guthrie finishing in the First Place overall spot with a time of 13:17, Corey Turner 14:05, Gabe Martin 14:26, Seth Ledford 14:29, Avery Rylee 14:41, Thomas Entrekin 14:45, Caleb Pope 14:57, Luke Gosnell 14:59, Craig Evans 15:05 and Jacob Lehotsky 15:08.
The top ten girls were Allison Smith finishing in First Place overall with a time of 14:29, Maddie Knowles15:33, McKinley Bramlett 16:23, Lauren Shedd 16:29, Maggie Dyer 17:08, Kennedy Smith 17:27, Emily Adams 17:45, Kaylee Whitfield 17:48, Morelia Hurtado 17:53 and Kali Lyons 18:13.
"A big congratulations to seventh grader, Allison Smith, for setting the Middle School Girls course record (high school course) with a time of 14:29," said Coach Robin Watson.