The Banks County High School Girls Cross Country team finished in second place behind Jackson County. Jackson County had 23 points, Banks County 55 points and Towns County at 73points. Makayla Hewell was unable to run due to injuries for the Lady Leopards. Makayla is the number one runner for the girls team, leading with multiple school records broken in her career in cross country.
The top 10 girls were Maddie Knowles ran 24:42 and placed fifth in race, Carli Broome ran 26:45 and placed seventh in race, Hannah Brown ran 28:55, Kelsey Boyd ran 28:58, Kaylee Whitfield ran 29:04, Leia Rylee ran 29:24, Cheyenne Campbell ran 29:44, Hannah Baker ran 32:06, Kaelan Standridge ran 32:11, Hollie Wagoner ran 32:12.
The BCHS boys placed first with 20 points. Jackson placed second with 53 points and Towns County took third with 54 points. The top 10 boys were Jose Diaz 18:20 finishing first in the race overall, Andrew Elliott ran 19:34 finishing second in race, Chris Guthrie ran 21:14 finishing fourth in race, Avery Rylee 21:28 finishing sixth in race.
Harris Day 21:40 finishing seventh in race, Adan Gonzalez 21:42 finishing eighth in race, Carlos Polanco 22:20 finishing ninth in race, Thomas Entrekin 22:35 was 11th in race, Davis Day 23:50 was 18th in race, Adam Dodd 24:13 was 21st in race.
"All runners ran faster than the last home meet and continue to improve as the season progresses", said Coach Kelly McDuffie.