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by Larry Mall

August 31, 2018

     For what the weather could have been just a day later, when it reached well into the 90s on Friday, the Southern Cloud cross country team was fortunate to run at Abilene, Thurs., August 30, in tolerable conditions in the upper 80s, with a cooling southerly wind whipping through the course.


     This first meet of the 2018 season saw some admirable efforts from the Warriors, including two female medalists, and others who made their way completely to the finish in either their first meets ever, or through some pain or recovery from various injuries.


     The medalists were senior Jocelyn Buller and sophomore Harleigh Smith, in the girls’ race. Buller improved her placing from last year’s Abilene medal-winning performance, where she was 17th a year ago. This year, she climbed to the 13th medal position. Smith’s medal came for finishing 17th in the 2018 event.


     Running high school cross country for the first time were freshmen Taylor Cox and Mallory Bellows, who will be joined by fellow first-time freshmen boys next week at the Washington County Invitational, the boys making certain they had their football assignments covered this first week, by practicing one more time before their initial game at Wilson.


Girls Abilene Results—Jocelyn Buller, 13th place medal, 26:25; Harleigh Smith, 17th place medal, 27:08; Kaitlyn Morris, 24th, 29:45; Taylor Cox, 27th, 30:52; Ashton Cooper, 32nd, 32:03.6; Mallory Bellows, 33rd, 32:04.0


Boys Abilene Results—Morgan Coleman, 38th, 24:32; Ryan Paillet, 45th, 25:57; Avery Wyatt, 48th, 26:39


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