E.A. Sports Today

Nunnelly 2nd at Owens

Alexandria sophomore finishes 10 seconds off the pace at the state championship venue, Jacksonville’s Hearn sixth in the same race

By East Alabama Sports Today

MOULTON — Alexandria’s Abby Nunnelly ran a 19:53.53 and finished second in the Bronze Girls 5K at the 18th annual Jesse Owens Classic cross-country meet Saturday.

Rebecca Hearn, Jacksonville’s two-time reigning Calhoun County champion, finished sixth in the same race in 20:10.90.

The event is a preview meet for the state championship later this fall.

Nunnelly finished 10 seconds behind race winner Laura Bretscher of L&N STEM Academy. Her high finished helped the Lady Cubs finish ninth as a team.

In the Green Girls 5K, Ohatchee brought all of its five counters home in under 23 minutes for the first time in the program’s history and finished fifth. The Lady Indians’ counters crossed the finish in a pack 34 seconds apart between 34th and 44th place.

Victoria McRaney led them across the line in 22:22.75. She was quickly followed by Jayda Fair (22:30.83), Kourtney Shuler (22:34.92), Brittany Caywood (22:48.78) and Rachel Dunaway (22:56.88).

Gabe Hammonds set the Ohatchee school record (17:27.66) when he finished 23rd overall in the boys race.

Team results

Bronze Boys 5K: 1. Trinity Presbyterian, 2. Scottsboro, 3. St. John Paul II, 23. White Plains, 25. Alexandria, 26. Jacksonville, 38. Saks, 40. Central-Clay County

Bronze Girls 5K: 1. Randolph School, 2. Scottsboro, 3. Westminster-Oak Mountain, 9. Alexandria, 15. White Plains, 21. Jacksonville, 30. Saks.

Green Boys 5K: 1. American Christian, 2. Cold Springs, 3. Hebron Christian, 16. Ohatchee, 30. Faith Christian

Green Girls 5K: 1. Hebron Christian, 2. American Christian, 3. St. Bernard, 5. Ohatchee.

Red Boys 5K: 1. Vestavia Hills, 2. Pearl, 3. Homewood, 21. Oxford.

Red Girls 5K: 1. Ravenwood, 2. Pearl, 3. Homewood, 29. Oxford.

Silver Boys 5K: 1. Pearl, 2. Spain Park, 3. Cullman, 30. Oxford

Silver Girls 5K: 1. Pearl, 2. James Clemens, 3. Spain Park, 34. Oxford.

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