Sep. 13—The Washington Hatchet Cross Country team hosted an invitational at the Sports Complex on Saturday and paid special attention to the anniversary of 9/11. The Hatchets had two girls in top 20 and two boys in top 20, with the boys finishing fourth out of seven teams.
"We had a great turnout. The Hatchet band was awesome. The Washington fire departments brought out the flag and we were able to have a moment of silence to remember those of 9-11," said WHS coach Tim Baxter. "The Hatchet XC team decided a few weeks ago that a portion of the proceeds of today's meet would be sent to the Tunnel to Tower Foundation."
Washington did not have enough for a girls' team score, but Haley Wade was seventh (22:30.4), Megan Hinkle was 13th (24:03) and Addi Condor finished 30th (27:44).
Sullivan took the team event with 47 points, while Macy Tucker of Clay City was first overall (19:37).
In the boys' race, Bloomfield won in an impressive fashion with 19 points, taking five of the first seven spots, while Lincoln was second and Clay City was third. WHS was fourth with 114 points. Justin Beard of Bloomfield ran a 17:08 for the win.
Washington's top runner was Matt Gray in 11th (18:15), Marc Pierre in 20th (19:21), Brody Wilson in 24th (19:34), Isaac Mozingo was 29th (20:40), Grant Baxter was 37th with a 21:46 and Ben Myers was 50th with a 25:03.