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Slone leads LC runners at PC Invit.

SOMERSET —Freshman Lady Patriot Alexis Slone led the Lincoln County High School cross country varsity in Saturday’s Pulaski County Invitational.

Slone was the lone Lincoln varsity runner scoring in the top 10 in the season-opener run at Northern Middle School, finishing 10th out of a field of 82 runners in the 5K run. Her time was 23:04.50.

As a team, the Lincoln girls placed fifth out of eight teams with a score of 114.

Lincoln’s top five scoring runners, in addition to Slone, were Ava Morgan, Shayley Reed, Constance Johnson and Mayci Godbey. Morgan placed 29th overall in 24:38.31, Reed ran 40th in 26:31.59, Johnson was 41st in 26:52.94 and Godbey was 52nd in 27:58.01.

The Patriot varsity placed 10th out of 12 teams with 243 points. Leading the way for Lincoln was eighth-grade runner Elijah Hoot Johnson Johnson, who covered the 3.1-mile distance in 20:11.82 to place 37th out of a field of 132 runners.

Lincoln’s other scoring runners were Jordan Greer, Gabe Singleton, Toby Sallee and Davis Wardrip. Greer crossed in 54th place in 21:06.08, Singleton was 63rd in 21:35.69, Sallee ran 75th in 22:21.46 and Wardrip was 78th in 22:37.86.

South Laurel junior Phoebe McCowan won the girls varsity 5K with the race’s only sub-20 time of 19:51.17. Runner-up Victoria Dotson of Rockcastle County finished almost a minute back in 20:45.42. Alexis Dotson, also of Rockcastle placed third in 21:14.79.

Southwestern won the team title with 58 points, host Pulaski was second with 63 points and South Laurel was third with 70.

Bell County freshman Caden Miracle won the boys event in 16:38.21. Drew Meader of South Laurel placed second in 17:26.46 and Justin Sparkman of North Laurel was third in 17:43.66.

The South Laurel boys won the team title with 32 points, North Laurel was runner-up with 95 points and Pulaski took third with 100.

Lincoln would score a victory while at Northern Middle, with the middle school girls winning the team title with 25 points.

Abigail Bastin, a sixth-grader, led Lincoln to the win by placing second out of 45 runners in the 4K race. Her time was 16:07.58. Chesley McPherson of Barren County won the race in 15:33.43.

Contributing in Lincoln’s scoring were Olivia Sousis, who ran seventh in 18:38.93, Alayna Bodner, who was 14th in 20:43.29, Kinsley Reed who was 19th in 21:27.99 and Shelby Smith, who ran 20th in 21:48.86.

The Lincoln middle school boys placed third in team competition with 69 points.

The five scoring runners were Andrew Pence, 11thm 16:58.11, Braylan Whitehouse, 12th, 17:01.59, Ramsey King, 13th, 17:02.10, Keagan Steele, 26th, 19:26.49, and Brady Dotso, 28th, 19:32.35.

Varsity Girls
(5K – 82 runners)

Teams: 1) Southwestern 58; 2) Pulaski Co. 63; 3) South Laurel 70; 4) North Laurel 83; 5) Lincoln Co. 114; 6) Danville 129; 7) Barren Co. 171; 8) Whitley Co. 224.

Lincoln results

10) Alexis Slone 23:04.50; 29) Ava Morgan 24:38.31; 40) Shayley Reed 26:31.59; 41) Constance Johnson 26:52.94; 52) Mayci Godbey 27:58.01; 57) Jasmine Steele 28:37.42; 69) Desirae Ellison 31:36.51; 70) Andrea Garcia 33:12.21; 77) Chloe Tillett 36:31.04.

Varsity Boys
(5K – 132 runners)

Teams: 1) South Laurel 32; 2) North Laurel 95; 3) Pulaski Co. 100; 4) Danville 142; 5) Wayne Co. 147; 6) Bell Co. 158; 7) Southwestern 164; 8) McCreary Central 185; 9) Williamsburg 191; 10) Lincoln Co. 243; 11) Barren Co. 303; 12) Whitley Co. 330.

Lincoln results

37) Elijah Hoot Johnson 20:11.82; 54) Jordan Greer 21:06.08; 63) Gabe Singleton 21:35.69; 75) Toby Sallee 22:21.46; 78) Davis Wardripp 22:37.86; 85) Daniel Pence 23:00.76; 86) Sebastian Odle 23:01.24; 88) John Sparkman 23:11.34; 94) Damien Hodge 23:16.42; 103) Dalton Patterson 24:35.11; 132) Ethan Lane 43:00.00.

Middle School Girls
(4K – 45 runners)

Teams: 1) Lincoln Co. Middle 25; 2) Barren Co. 44; 3) Danville 67.

Lincoln results

2) Abigail Bastin 16:07.58; 7) Olivia Sousis 18:38.93; 14) Alayna Bodner 20:43.29; 19) Kinsley Reed 21:27.99; 20) Shelby Smith 21:48.86; 27) Jae Cox 22:46.98; 30) Keyera McFarland 23:19.07; 33) Angelique Coyne 25:10.62; 34) Autumn Sallee 25:23.14.

Middle School Boys
(4K – 57 runners)

Teams: 1) North Laurel 44; 2) Pulaski Co. 65; 3) Lincoln Co. Middle 69; 4) Danville 105; 5) Bell Co. 111; South Laurel 116.

Lincoln results

11) Andrew Pence 16:58.11; 12) Braylan Whitehouse 17:01.59; 13) RamseyKing 17:02.10; 26) Keagan Steele 19:26.49; 28) Brady Dotson 19:32.35; 38) Anthony Sousis 21:13.83; 43) Gus Correll 21:56.78.