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Boursaw and Humber top finishers for Burgin at Mercer All-Comers

Boursaw places 6th; Humber 11th

The Burgin Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs cross country team speed out of the starting gate at Mercer All-Comers on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Anderson Dean Park (photo by Arpan Dixit)

Arpan Dixit
Herald Staff      

The second Mercer County All-Comers meet was held on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Anderson Dean Park, and the Burgin Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs each had multiple runners places in the top 15.

The Bulldogs placed fifth overall among all male teams.

Sophomore John Boursaw, who has been Burgin’s strongest and most consistent runner this season, placed sixth overall among males (19:21). Freshman Karl Strand, who has impressed this season, placed 12th (21:17).

The last three finishers for the Bulldogs was sophomore Rocky Chambers (39th, 25:12). sophomore Travis Stewart (42nd, 26:09) and sophomore Divya Patel (47th, 29:29).

Sophomore Kenzie Humber was the top female Burgin runner to place, finished 11th (25:23). Sophomore Grace Cocanougher finished behind Humber in 12th (28:09). Abigale Church was the last Lady Bulldog to finish the race, placing 15th among 35 runners (28:09).

Burgin will be back on the course on Tuesday, Oct. 15, for the third and final Mercer County All-Comers meet of the season. The race will start at approximately 6 p.m.

Sophomore John Boursaw placed 6th at the meet. (photo by Arpan Dixit)

Sophomore Grace Cocanougher is ahead of a group during the halfway point of the race. (photo by Arpan Dixit)

Sophomore Divya Patel paces himself during the race. (photo by Arpan Dixit)

Junior Kenzie Humber approaches the finish line at Mercer All-Comers. (photo by Arpan Dixit)

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