Dreary weather did not hamper the Saints performance at the AHSAA 1A-2A Cross Country Sectionals held last week at Cold Springs High School.
Coach William Calvert was all smiles as both teams from St. Bernard crossed the finish line to advance to state competition at Oakville, Alabama on November 9.
Calvert said, “Our girls had a phenomenal performance. We won the Sectional for the 2nd straight year and placed six runners in the top 13 in a very tough field. This should put us in great shape for the state meet. “
Senior Logan Ayers won her 5th consecutive meet and repeated as Individual Sectional Champion. Her time of 19:04 was a new course record. She was followed closely by Leahrose Mami in 3rd, Ayleana Mami 5th, Ivy Edge 6th, Jaden Edge in12th and Cailin O’Donnell in 13th place.
Calvert said his boys knew to advance to state meet in such a tough section; they would have to have to bring their “A” game.
“The guys really came together as a team and posted their top average time of the season to finish third behind two of the state’s top ranked teams. I really proud of their effort,” continued Calvert.
The top three teams from the sectional advance to the state meet. Senior Oscar Perez had the best meet of his career finishing 4th with a time of 17:18. Steven Mami finished 6th, Thomas Russell place 14th, Nate Giffin 15th Isaias Robles 20th and Will Sciaroni 25th.
The Saints travel to Oakville Saturday, November 9 to compete for the AHSAA 1A-2A title.