Lady Tiger CC does it again, claims first

Published 9:31 am Wednesday, September 24, 2008

By Staff
From staff reports
The T.R. Miller girls cross-country team claimed another first place win this week with a first place finish in the small school team results at the Gulf Coast Stampede.
The girls took sixth place out of the 40 total teams in the event. The Tiger boy's team took 25th place out of 42 total teams.
For the girls, Karissa Nelson took first again for the Lady Tigers with a seventh place overall finish with a time of 19:45. Shelby Youngblood finished 14th with a time of 20:28 and Katie Nelson took 20th with a time of 20:44.
Amber Nelson took 32nd place with a time of 21:00 and Desiree Gibbs took 167th with a time of 24:51. Taylor Guthrie finished with a time of 26:04 and in 195th place.
For the boys, Geoff Youngblood led the Tigers with a 47th place finish and a time of 17:40. Brandon Nelson was five seconds behind Youngblood with a time of 17:45 and a 58th place finish.
Cole Pruitt took 175th place with a time of 20:00 and Taylor Terry finished 200th with a time of 20:40. John Mathieu finished fifth for the Tigers and 270th overall with a time of 23:45.
T.R. Miller Tiger cross-country head coach Rob Atkinson continues to be proud of his team of runners on both the boys and girls side of things.
I thought Shelby Youngblood and Taylor Guthrie also ran a great race. For the boys Geoff Youngblood and Brandon Nelson both ran a great race.  It just goes to show how tough the competition was when you see their times and where they finished. We still have room for more improvement and the next two weeks of practice will really go a long ways towards helping us meet our goals.”
The Tigers next race will be in October when they will run again on Saturday October 4, in Pensacola at the Wildcat Invitational.
On Oct. 11, the Tigers will run at the Great Muddy race in Mobile and then will run Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Pace.
The Tigers will then close out their season on Oct. 25 in Milton in the Black Cat Invitational before beginning sectionals.