Slone, Bastin, Grubbs win in rare home meet
Published 12:03 pm Thursday, September 20, 2018
STANFORD — The Lincoln County cross country teams have limited opportunity to defend their turf with most, if not all of their meets contested on the road.
Tuesday afternoon was one of those rare opportunities, and defend their turf they did. Lincoln runners crossed the finish line in first place in three of the six races contested in the small meet and they also earned three runner-up spots.
Alexis Slone, an eighth-grader, won the 3.1-mile girls varsity run, Abigail Bastin, a fifth-grader, won the 1.8-mile girls middle school race and Levi Grubbs, a fourth-grader, won the 1.1-mile boys elementary race.
It was a 1-2 finish …. No, it was a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 finish for Lincoln in the girls varsity run. Only two teams competed in the race – Lincoln and Garrard County – and no Lady Lion runner finished ahead of the Lady Patriots. Slone posted the best time in the race, winning in 24:23 and her freshman teammate Ava Morgan claimed the runner-up spot in 25:42.
There was more competition between teams in the girls middle school race, with runners from four different teams on the course, but that didn’t stop Bastin from racing to the front of the pack. Bastin was all alone at the finish of the race, covering the 1.8-mile distance in 13:50. The runner-up athlete finished over two minutes back, with Jasmine Pike of Danville Christian Academy crossing in second place in 15:56.
Grubbs posted his victory in the biggest race of the day. Sixty-one runners from five different teams hit the grounds of the LCHS sports complex looking for a win in the boys elementary race, and that honor belonged to Grubbs who posted a winning time of 7:53. It was a Grubbs-Grubbs finish in the race as Trey Grubbs from Lancaster Elementary School placed second in 8:14.
Hosting a small meet would not guarantee a win for the home standing Patriots and Lady Patriots. In the boys varsity run, Lincoln was the only school putting a full team on course against runners from Garrard County and Jonathan Collins of Kentucky School for the Deaf. The Patriots had the numbers but Garrard runner James Ward had the numbers that counted – the race’s best time. The senior runner won in 20:55, coming in just ahead of Lincoln’s Bradley Adams. Adams, a sophomore, finished in 21:28.
East Jessamine’s Mac Kosin, a seventh-grader, took the boys 1.8-mile middle school lrun in a time of 13:42. Lincoln would garner the runner-up spot in the race, with Toby Sallee crossing behind Kosin. Sallee, a sixth-grader, crossed the finish in 14:06.
1) Alexis Slone 24:23; 2) Ava Morgan]25:42; 3) Mayci Godbey 28:22; 4) Constance Johnson 29:20; 5) Lexi Grubbs 29:25; 6) Jasmine Steele 30:00; 7) Katherine Rowe 33:34; 8) Chloe Tillett 33:34; 9) Desirae Elliso 36:54
2) Bradley Adams 21:28; 3) Gabe Singleton 21:39; 4) Elijah Johnson 22:47; 5) Caden Bastin 23:48; 6) Damien Hodge 24:24; 7) John Sparkman 25:22; 9) Ramsey King 25:37; 10) Daniel Pence 25:42; 11) Malcolm Wright 26:52; 12) Davis Wardrip 26:57; 13) Dalton Patterson 27:07; 14) Jordan Greer 27:24; 18) Ethan Lane 38:13.
Girls Middle School
1)Abigail Bastin 13:50; 6) Olivia Sousis 17:21; 10) Alayna Bodner 19:20; 13) Shelby Smith 20:18; 14) Emma Stephens 20:23; 18) Angelique Coyne 20:32; 21) Autumn Sallee 22:38; 29) Keyera McFarland 24:23.
Boys Middle School
2) Toby Sallee 14:06; 11) Brady Dotson 15:48; 13) Keagan Steele 15:59 ; 14) Johnathan Santiago 16:07; 19) Andrew Pence 16:40; 29) Blayne Shepard 18:13; 33) Triston Boyd 18:57;34) Anthony Sousis 19:30; 35) Jacob Walls 19:36; 43) Keaton Pendleton 20:36; 46) Ethan Miller 21:44; 51) Lucas Sallee, Lucas M07 Lincoln County 36:20.
9) Jordyn Clontz 10:04; 29) Shelbie Perry 12:15;; 35) Kynley League 12:59; 37) Brooklyn Watson 13:04; 38) Abigail Watson 13:06; 42) Leilani Coney 13:22; 47) Taylor Sallee 13:43.
1)Levi Grubbs 7:53; 6) Kayson Quinn 8:29; 12) Jaden Gonzalez 9:30; 14) Eli Slone 9:40; 15) Max Slone 9:47; 46) Liam Pendleton 13:0; 47) Spencer Sower 13:23.