North Sevier XC got to take both a boy and girl team to state this year, and coaches say hard work and lots of miles really paid off for several of the runners.
Keaton Hallows and Karla McCoy both placed in the elite top ten. In the boys’ race there was only a 17-point difference between third and sixth, placing the NS boys at sixth. Keaton Hallows placed 4th with a time of 17:03, Tate Goble 17th 17:54.
Jacob Johnson, a sophomore, finished really strong for the team at 26th place with a time of 18:16, and their fourth runner was Freshman Caden Johnson; he was the seventh Freshman in 2A to cross the line at 19:31. The next Wolf runners were Kamden Saling 20:01, Braxton MacArt 20:09, and Ayden Crane 20:26.
In the girls’ run Karla McCoy made the podium in 6th place with a time of 21:15, Brooklin Goble ran her PR for the year in an excellent race finishing 13th with a time of 22:21, Ciarra Anderson 16th 22:27, Avery Smith 23rd 23:16, Sydney Bosh, the team’s final point scorer 25:26, Judith Prigent Lauret 26:52, and Gracey Lambertsen 27:40. The girls team took 4th place only 7 points behind Parowan, and within trophy distance next year.
“We are really going to miss our two Seniors, Tate Goble and Avery Smith,” said Coach Char Smith. “They have run for us for over eight years and will leave two really big holes in our program. We are also really excited for the additions to our program next year. We would like to thank the other programs support, community support, and especially the parent support we have received. We could not run a program without the parents, and we love and appreciate them. “