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Cross Country Qualifiers Ready for State
November 7, 2012By Betty Coffman of VYPE MAGAZINE - Greater Louisville
Many of VYPE area’s top cross country teams qualified in last weekend's Regional meets for the state meet this Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park. In addition to qualifying teams, the top five individuals not on a qualifying team also advance to state.
In class 3A, Assumption and St. Xavier will be looking to repeat as state champions. Both teams are nationally ranked and sure to impress. Individual winners from 2011 Connor Sheryak (St. X) and Cassidy Hale (Manual) are both again in the mix. In class 2A, the North Oldham boys and South Oldham girls will be aiming to repeat as team champions. Collins' Gabriella Karas, who won the class 2A race as a 7th grader, has again qualified. In class 1A, Jacob Thomson (Holy Cross) is a strong favorite to repeat as individual champion.
Boys: Trinity, Eastern, St. Xavier, Butler, duPont Manual, Central Hardin, North Hardin, Oldham County
Girls: Assumption, Oldham County, Sacred Heart, Eastern, duPont Manual, Butler, Male, Central Hardin, North Hardin
Boys: North Oldham, Collins, South Oldham, Bullitt East, Christian Academy of Louisville, Elizabethtown
Girls: South Oldham, North Oldham, Bullitt East, Mercy, Christian Academy of Louisville, Elizabethtown
Boys: Holy Cross, DeSales
Girls: Holy Cross, Collegiate, Kentucky Country Day
Boys: Richard Thackrey/Ft. Knox, Parker Head/KCD, Matt Bode/Lou. Collegiate, Jonathan Taylor/Portland Christian, Forest Dearing/Walden, Marcus Grady/Atherton, Tom Mayfield/Atherton, Alex Dunn/Shelby Co., Logan Hull/Shelby Co., Travis O'Dell/Spencer Co., Evan Cobb/Ballard, Tyler Hyde/Ballard, Dylan Petiprin/Ballard, Dwayne Miller/Fern Creek, Kyle Young/Fern Creek, Johannes Boulware/John Hardin, Spencer Barrios/Male, Jordan Bray/Male, Matt Howard/Male, Tyler Klain/Male, Kenneth Ott/Male,
Girls: Taeisha Wynder/Ft. Knox, Jessi Lowe/St. Francis, Rachel Cowels/Whitefield, Gabriella Karas/Collins, Sinead Maharrey/Collins, Courtney Carrico/Presentation, Emily Flaherty/Presentation, Caroline Gosser/Presentation, Rebecca Facktor/Ballard, Maddie Middleton/Ballard, Lauren Redding/Bullitt Central, Alyssa Shifflett/Bullitt Central, Sylvia Blake/Fern Creek, Destinee Doom/Fern Creek, Kaitlyn Arel/John Hardin, Kayla Knight/Southern
For Saturday's state meet, races begin with the Class 1A girls at 9:30 am. Class 3A boys are the final race, starting at 2:15 pm.