TRM CC takes second and third in Northview race

Published 8:13am Friday, October 12, 2012

The T.R. Miller Cross Country team competed in Northview on Tuesday and claimed second place in the girls race and third place in the boy’s race.
“Many of our runners set a personal record for their times at this race,” Tiger head coach Rob Atkinson said. “They gave it their best and I’m very proud of them.”
Taking the top five for the girl’s team was Allie Nelson in first with a time of 20:39. Allie also placed first overall in the girls division. Second place went to Katie Nelson with a time of 22:39 as she placed second overall in the race. Third place for the Lady Tigers was Lindsey Norton with a time of 23:50, placing seventh overall. Payton Baxter came in fourth with a time of 25:02 and placed 13th overall. Shelby Evans placed fifth for T.R. Miller with a time of 26:50 and 26th overall.
“The girls team is really coming on strong,” Atkinson said. “We hope to be competitive at the state level again this year. I cannot speak highly enough about how proud I am of our girls.”
The boys placed third in the race with Rob Stokes taking first for the Tigers and first overall with a time of 16:59. Second place was ran by Christian Carlson with a time of 18:12 and seventh overall for the race. Carter Frezell ran a PR time of 19:38 and took third for the Tigers, with John West claiming fourth with a PR time of 20:21.
Dillon Simmons took fifth with a time of 21:31. Other runners for the Tigers with personal record times set at this race was Nash Diercks, Gavin McNeil and Noah Morris. “I am very proud of the leadership our boys team has displayed for all our runners,” Atkinson said. “Their work ethic has been outstanding this season, and it is really beginning to pay off for the Tigers.”
Other teams competing in the race was Jay High School, Tate High School, Earnest Ward, Northview, Pensacola Christian, a and Central High School. The Tigers will be in action again on Tuesday at Pace. On Thursday the Tigers will host their first race at Brewton Middle School at 5 p.m.

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