Mercer All-Comers XC Results; Lady Titans finish in first place

Arpan Dixit
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The Mercer County Titans and Burgin Bulldogs competed in the Mercer All-Comers cross country meet at Anderson Dean Park on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

On the girl’s side, Mercer County finished in first place overall. Junior Haley Blevins came in first place (20:59), eighth grader Clayra Darnell finished behind Blevins in second place (22:36) and sophomore Emma Leitenberger finished in fourth place (23:44).

Burgin freshman Kenzie Humber was the top Lady Bulldog to place, finishing ninth (26:15). Freshman Rebecca Biggs was the next highest Lady Bulldog, placing 12th (26:37).

On the boy’s side, Mercer junior Cody Curtsinger finished in second place (19:05) behind Anderson County’s Mason Pierce (18:25). Senior Noah Hicks was the next Titan to finish, placing sixth (20:29).

Burgin senior Drew Hatfield was the top Bulldog male, coming in third place (20:05). Freshman John Boursaw was the next Bulldog to place, finishing 11th (20:53).

Neither Burgin or Mercer boy’s team placed in the top three overall standings.

Full Mercer/Burgin results (Female):

(1) Haley Blevins – Mercer County (20:59)

(2) Clayra Darnell – Mercer County (22:36)

(4) Emma Leitenberger – Mercer County (23:44)

(9) Kenzie Humber – Burgin (26:15)

(10) Brianna Wimsatt – Mercer County (26:24)

(12) Rebecca Biggs – Burgin (26:37)

(13) Erin Darland – Mercer County (26:42)

(15) Madison King – Mercer County (27:13)

(23) Corban Profitt – Mercer County (30:37)

Full Mercer/Burgin results (Male):

(2) Cody Curtsinger – Mercer County (19:05)

(3) Drew Hatfield – Burgin (20:05)

(6) Noah Hicks – Mercer County (20:29)

(11) John Boursaw – Burgin (20:53)

(19) Luke Gagnon – Mercer County (22:12)

(30) Jacob Coleman – Mercer County (25:06)

PHOTOS BY ARPAN DIXIT:

Burgin’s Rebecca Biggs hustles toward the finish.

Mercer’s Luke Gagnon (second from left) and Burgin’s John Boursaw (right of Gagnon) lead the pack at the beginning of the 5K.

Mercer’s Haley Blevins stays ahead of her competition.

Mercer’s Clayra Darnell paces herself.

Burgin’s John Boursaw approaches the finish line at Anderson Dean Park.

Burgin’s Drew Hatfield finished the race in third place with one shoe.

 

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