The Banks County High School Leopards Cross Country team held its first home meet of the season on August 29 against Stephens County. It was the hottest day of the summer and they were ready to start the season. The Leopards won both the boys and girls meets with a combined score of 21-45.
"The runners have worked very hard,” said Coach Kelly McDuffie. “We opened our season with a five way middle school meet and two way high school meet. We love it when middle school runs here because that is the rising BCHS Leopards."
The boys beat Stephens County at the meet. The top 12 boys on the team finished as follows: Junior Jose Diaz finished first overall with a time of 19:00; sophomore Andrew Elliott finished third overall with a time of 21:32; sophomore Carlos Polanco finished fourth overall with a time of 22:12; senior Harris Day finished sixth overall with a time of 22:33; freshman Chris Guthrie finished seventh overall with a time of 22:38; freshman Thomas Entrekin finished tenth overall with a time of 23:07.