E.A. Sports Today

Nunnelly record paces Cubs

Alexandria ninth-grader sets Noccalula Falls course girls record; PV second in both team runs

By East Alabama Sports Today

GADSDEN – Ninth-grader Abby Nunnelly set a course record and led a 1-2 Alexandria finish that carried the Valley Cubs to the girls title in the Etowah County Trail Invitational cross-country meet Saturday.

Nunnelly covered the Noccalula Falls 4C course in 21:26.72. Teammate Chloe Brown finished second 21:41.34.

The Lady Cubs put all five of their runners among the top 10 team counters and scored 26 points, edging Pleasant Valley by six points.

Emily McFarland was fifth overall, Sarah Kilgore eighth and Carolina McFarland was 12th, but scored 10th-place team points.

“To have two girls that close together at the top of the pack is huge, but the girls 3-4-5 are getting faster,” Alexandria coach Phillip Hartsfield said.

PV places four runners in the top 10, with Emma Hood and seventh-grader Trinity Roberts finishing third and fourth, respectively.

Alexandria and Pleasant Valley also played big roles in the boys meet.

Alexandria’s Lane Trapp finished second individually (18:23.11), while PV finished second as a team. LAMP won the boys title, placing all five of its runners in the top 11.

Anniston’s Zebadee Lunsford was fourth individually (18:38.43).

At Noccalula Falls 4C Course, Gadsden

Team scores:
LAMP 31, Pleasant Valley 90, Gadsden City 122, Alexandria 156, White Plains 191, Moody 198, Southside-Gadsden 203, St. Clair County 206, Oneonta 232, Pinson Valley 251, Anniston 265, Ashville 318, Lincoln 338, Faith Christian 381, Glencoe 391, Cedar Bluff 403, Sacred Heart 457.

Top 10 individuals
Parker Lynch,LAMP 18:12.78
Lane Trapp, Alexandria 18:23.11
Taylor Nails, Southside-Gadsden 18:36.03
Zebadee Lunsford, Anniston 18:38.43
Jonathan Hu LAMP 18:41.99
Won Heo LAMP 18:51.86
Steele Beavers, Gadsden City 18:56.07
Brandon Mackey, LAMP 18:59.44
Riley Slone Oneonta 19:16.71
Daniel Glade Pleasant Valley 19:28.93

Team scores:
Alexandria 26, Pleasant Valley 32, Oneonta 142, White Plains 144, Southside-Gadsden 150, Moody 177, Cedar Bluff 183, Ashville 185, Pinson Valley 220, Glencoe 230, St. Clark County 278.

Top 10 individuals
Abby Nunnelly, Alexandria 21:26.72
Chloe Brown, Alexandria 21:41.32
Emma Hood, Pleasant Val. 22:43.69
Trinity Roberts, Pleasant Val. 23:07.48
Emily McFarland, Alexandria 23:30.19
Rachel Faucett, Pleasant Val. 23:47.38
Juliana Ballew, Pleasant Val. 23:58.37
Sarah Kilgore, Alexandria 24:01.27
Grace Phung, LAMP 24:04.32
Catherine Clements, Gadsden Cty 24:08.46

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