Creek XC performs well in Quitman meet

Cedar Creek had three Top 10 finishes in the girls race this past Saturday at Quitman.

By Malcolm Butler

Both the Cedar Creek boys and girls varsity cross country teams recorded runner-up finishes to Ruston High this past Saturday at the Quitman meet run at the Jackson Parish Sports Complex.

On the girls side, Caroline James (21:18, 5th), Taylor Ramsey (21:28, 6th), and Anna Grace Lee (22:03, 8th) all recorded top 10 finishes while on the boys side Myles Carpenter (17:32, 6th) and Ethan McCarthy (18:44, 10th) each finished in the top 10.

“It was a beautiful morning, great little course and a win win win for everyone,” said head coach Craig Moss.  “It’s always great to race against a team like Ruston where both the girls and boys teams are so talented. Coach Cochran does a tremendous job, and I applaud he and his runners. It helped our runners this morning.”

In addition to the three top 10 finishes in the girls race, the Creek was represented well by Catherine McAdams (23:36, 13th), Julianne Ensminger (24:14, 15th), Leah Sutherland (25:11, 18th), Annie Jones (25:23, 19th), Kenley Brasher (26:01, 20th), Mada Kneeland  (26:30, 22nd), and Audrey Barron (26:43, 23rd).

“I am truly happy with the direction our girls are trending,” said Moss. “Taylor and Caroline had a great workout and Anna Grace had a phenomenal morning. Anna Grace has been putting in the work and it showed.   Cat is showing significant improvement and I like the effort she is putting forth. Proud of all the girls.”
In addition to Carpenter and McCarthy’s finish on the boys side, the Creek was led by Anderson Maxwell (19:14, 14th), Connor Johnson (19:26, 15th), Hayes Bridges (20:02, 17th), Cole Morganthall (20:40, 23rd), John Abram Earles (21:16, 26th), Tate Farrar (21:30, 27th), Jack Ensminger (22:05, 30th), Tanner Andrews (23:14, 35th) and Clayton Towns (23:29, 37th).
“I thought our boys were solid across the board,” said Moss. “We have room for improvement and want to see the pack running we have instilled in the next few meets.  We have so many talented young men and applaud their efforts. They are improving week to week and believe they will be peaking on November 14th.”
Cedar Creek will host the Wallace Martin Invitational this Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Parish Park.

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