Whitesburg KY

Track teams honor seniors

Letcher County Central’s girls’ cross-country team raced Perry County Central’s team last week.

Letcher County Central’s girls’ cross-country team raced Perry County Central’s team last week.

On October 15, Letcher Central’s cross country team held its first ever Senior Night and was host to its annual Cougar Climb.

The evening began with a ceremony recognizing the five seniors on the team. Each was recognized and was escorted down the shoot (finish line) by family members, where the senior was then presented with gifts from family, friends and teammates as well as a plaque from the team.

The elementary race was first. The runners completed a 2000-meter run of 1.4 miles. LCC has one elementary runner, Bailey Kincer, a fourth grader from Martha Jane Potter, who won the race with a time of 9.30. Morgan Kunkel, a fifth grader from June Buchanan, followed, winning the boys’ race with a time of 9:56.

Winners of the junior varsity girls’ race were Kasey Hall first with a time of 18:01, Riele Holbrook second with a time of 18:18, Kassidy Everage third with a time of 18:20. All three were from June Buchanan.

The jayvee boys’ race results were first place Hunter Hammond from June Buchanan with a time of 12:46. LCC’s Nick Spangler, a seventh grader from Whitesburg Middle School, finished second with a time of 13:40. Third was- Jaden Pugh from June Buchanan with a time of 14:03

In the girls’ varsity race, a 5k of 3.1 miles, placing first was Perry County Central’s Dakota Shepherd with a time of 21:34, followed by LCC’s Leanna Bryant second with a time of 23:03, and third for LCC was Keisha Balthis with a time of 24:10.

The boys’ varsity race was a 5k of 3.1 miles. Coming in first place was Chase Cates with a time of 17:13, followed by Trevor Wayne with a time of 18:06 in second place, and in third place was Dylan Burton with a time of 18:23. All three runners from LCC.

First- and second-place trophies were presented to the teams by coaches Faye Collier and Sallie Hubbard. In second place as a team for the girls was Perry County Central with a total of 42 points and coming in first place was LCC with a total of 20 points. For the boys was second place Perry County Central and placing first was LCC with a clean sweep and a total of 15 points.

Letcher County Central is coached by Faye Collier, Sallie Hubbard and Winston Lee. The girls’ roster consists of Leanna Bryant, Keisha Balthis, Casey Trout, Amber Crawford, Raven Adams, Cameron Kincer, Grayson Collier, Ally Damron, Megan Cornett, Kiley Short and Bailey Kincer.

The boys’ roster consists of Chase Cates, Trevor Wayne, Dylan Burton, Bobby McKenzie, Judson Collins, Skylar Yonts, Luke Potter, Blake Watts, Michael Billiter, Mason Salyers, Jordan Rose, Tristan Cuniff, and Nick Spangler.

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