LaGrange, GA - September 5, 2023
In a spectacular display of youthful talent and unwavering determination, the middle school cross country teams from St. Anne-Pacelli achieved resounding success at the Lafayette Christian Race held today in LaGrange, Georgia. In a competition that saw participation from several middle schools, both the girls' and boys' teams from St. Anne-Pacelli emerged victorious, leaving no doubt about their remarkable abilities on the track.
Girls' Middle School Glory
In the girls' division, featuring 104 participants from 15 middle school teams, St. Anne-Pacelli's young athletes shone brightly. Leading the pack was 7th grader Cate Pryor, who crossed the finish line first with an impressive time of 13 minutes and 52 seconds. Hot on her heels, another 7th grader, Emma Kate Turner, claimed an impressive 5th overall position, clocking in at 14 minutes and 42 seconds. The podium remained well within reach as 8th grader Eva Shaw secured 8th overall place with a time of 15 minutes and 7 seconds, closely followed by 7th grader Gracie Davenport, who finished 9th overall with a time of 15 minutes and 9 seconds. The team's unity and determination were further evident through the performance of 7th grader Vivian Horton, who secured the 18th overall position with a time of 17 minutes and 6 seconds.
Boys' Middle School Mastery
The boys' division, featuring 130 participants from 15 middle school teams, witnessed an equally impressive performance by St. Anne-Pacelli's budding athletes. Leading the charge was 8th grader Bridger Arceneaux, who clinched the 2nd overall position with a remarkable time of 12 minutes and 30 seconds. Close behind, 5th grader Gordon Davenport displayed exceptional skill, finishing 4th overall with a commendable time of 12 minutes and 58 seconds. Demonstrating the depth of talent on the team, 5th grader Harper Singleton secured the 15th overall position with a time of 13 minutes and 58 seconds. The podium remained tantalizingly close as 8th grader Barrett Christenson, 6th grader Parker Kaup, and 6th grader Chip Roberson secured the 16th, 17th, and 19th positions, respectively, with times ranging from 14 minutes and 1 second to approximately 14 minutes and 12 seconds.
This remarkable victory by St. Anne-Pacelli's middle school cross country teams not only showcases their athletic prowess but also underscores their dedication to excellence and the spirit of teamwork. Coaches, parents, and supporters are brimming with pride for these exceptional young athletes who continue to push their limits and set new standards of achievement.
With this outstanding performance, St. Anne-Pacelli Middle School Cross Country has firmly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of middle school cross country racing. These promising athletes have a bright future ahead, and their journey is sure to inspire future generations of middle school runners.