Blevins Heading to State XC Meet

Mercer County’s Haley Blevins, left, placed 12th in the Class AA, Region 5 Championships Saturday at Anderson-Dean Community Park. Blevins will compete in the state meet Saturday, Nov. 8 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Although only in middle school, Haley Blevins isn’t intimidated when she competes against older competition in cross- country.

Blevins, a seventh-grader at King Middle School, will represent Mercer County Senior High School at the state meet after finishing in 12th place in the Class AA, Region 5 Championships Saturday at Anderson-Dean Community Park. She finished the 3.1 mile race in 22:42.

“The weather was very difficult to bear being that it was so cold and windy. Haley is a strong runner and one tough athlete. I remember her first middle school race back in late August and I watched her win the race. I was impressed. I gradually moved her into running at the varsity level and she has done well with that,” said Mercer County Head Coach David Teets.

Check out this weeks edition of the Harrodsburg Herald for the rest of the story.

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