Slone PR’s at state meet

Published 2:47 pm Thursday, November 9, 2017

Alexis Slone didn’t achieve her goal of medalling at the 2017 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, but the Lincoln seventh-grader did put her best foot forward in the high school 5K by running her personal best time.

Slone covered the 3.1-mile distance in 22:27.12, which placed her 90th overall out of a field of 215 runners.

Victoria Dotson of Rockcastle County, who was the winner out of Slone’s Region 5, emerged as the champion in the Class 2A state meet. Dotson, a sophomore, captured the Lady Rockets’ first-ever cross country state title in 19:15.80.

All of the top 10 Class 2A finishers posted sub-20 times. Maggie Schroeder of Highlands finished right behind Dotson in 19:17.78 to clinch the runner-up spot. Haley Blevins of Mercer County came in third in 19:34.78, Addi Dewey of Christian Academy-Louisville was fourth in 19:40.64, Jaydee DeGraffenreid of Franklin-Simpson was fifth in 19:40.96, Rebekah Howard of Ashland Paul Blazer was sixth in 19:41.00, Sarah Been of Elizabethtown came in seventh in 19:41.69, Makena Gillion of Franklin County ran eighth in 19:48.92, Maria Broering of Highlands was ninth in 19:53.07 and Molly Stigers of Franklin County rounded out the top 10 with a time of 19:56.19.