Curtsinger places first at Boyle County Invitational

Darnell placed 2nd; Lady Titans place 2nd as team

The Mercer County cross country team is pictured with their trophies after the Boyle County Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 19. (photo submitted by David Teets)

Arpan Dixit
Herald Staff
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The Mercer County Titans and Lady Titans cross country teams competed at the Boyle County Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 19, at Millenium Park in Danville.

Senior Cody Curtsinger placed first overall among males, finishing the course in 18 minutes and 22 seconds.

After Curtsinger, the top finisher for the Titans was freshman Elijah Profitt, who finished in eighth (20:20).

Freshman Brady Howard finished 18th (22:41), senior Chase Conrad placed 22nd (23:48) and sophomore Carson Coy placed 36th (26:57). The Titans finished in fourth place overall.

On the girls side, freshman Clayra Darnell was the top finisher for the Lady Titans, finished second in 21 minutes and 15 seconds.

After Darnell, senior Haley Blevins came in fifth place (22:19). Junior Emma Leitenberger finished 11th (24:14), seventh grader Katie Lewis placed 17th (25:05), junior Brianna Wimsatt finished 19th (25:17), junior Corban Profitt came in 31st (29:28) and junior Madison King placed 33rd (30:11). The Lady Titans finished second overall.

“We are about halfway through the season. We have a lot of hard work still ahead of us,” said Head Coach David Teets. “I want to see every runner start to really push themselves and obtain personal best times at every meet from here on out.”

The next meet for the Titans and Lady Titans will be on Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Berea Invitational at Alumni Field, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Mercer County senior Cody Curtsinger placed first overall at the Boyle County Invitational cross country meet on Thursday, Sept. 19. (photo submitted by David Teets)

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