TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY
By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
LEXINGTON — Saturday’s KHSAA Cross Country Championships went off without a hitch as several local runners posted strong showings in the event.
The top performance locally was turned in by Williamsburg seventh-grader Selena Mattingly, who finished third in Class 1A with a time of 19:40.37. Mattingly was just :33 off the pace of eventual state champion Meaghan Smith of Danville High School.
Williamsburg’s Garrett Faulkner also turned in an impressive effort with a time of 17:40.96, which was good enough for 15th place out of 216 runners in Class 1A.
Knox Central’s Devon Hurley was 168th in the boys Class 2A standings, turning in a time of 19:57.93.
Knox Central’s Sabrina Elliott finished with a time of 21:45.93, which was good enough for 42nd in the girls Class 2A standings, while Corbin’s Bridgette Smallwood and Danielle Hickman finished 66th and 83rd, with times of 22:23.20 and 22:42.06, respectively.
In Class 3A, Whitley County’s Dalton Walden posted a time of 17:21.70, which earned him a 55th place finish, while North Laurel’s Scout Bundy’s time of 17:33.73 was good enough for 68th.
In the girls Class 3A, South Laurel’s Sydney McWhorter was the only local athlete to finish in the top 100 with a time of 20:59.80