Webster County Cross Country Wins Top Honors at Regional Meet; Whitsell Wins Regional Crown

by Deb Ryan, editor --

The Webster County cross country teams won top honors in the Kentucky High School Athletics Association (KHSAA) state cross country championships for the Class 2A Region 1 meet held at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky this past Saturday. 

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The boys’ squad, with a score of 22 points, nearly tripled Calloway’s score for the regional championship win, while the girls’ squad finished only three points behind Fort Campbell, to win second place, qualifying both teams to compete in the state meet next week in Lexington.

Webster County’s top five runners placed in the top ten of the regional 5,000 meter race. 
Webster County senior Iszack Whitsell finished in first place, winning the  boys’ regional crown with a comfortable time of 16:55.70, nearly a minute  ahead of second place runner Chase Oxford of Union County. However,  Union County did not have a full team, disqualifying Oxford for second place.
For the boys’ squad, Mitchell Shelton moved into second place winning  runner with a time of 18:03.80. Webster County runners Ronin Periard earned third place, Trevor Cole, sixth place and Preston Glazebrook, tenth place.
Boys' coach: Todd Whitsell 
Boys running:  

Iszack Whitsell, Mitchell Shelton, Ronin Periard, Trevor Cole, Preston Glazebrook, Robert Daughtery  and Nolan Petit

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For the girls’ squad, Ali Cherry was Webster’s number four runner, taking fourth place at 21:43.10. Hadley Mitchell placed fifth at 21:51.20, with Kaile Branson clocking in at 22:03.70 for seventh place.  

Girls' coach: Brandye Whitsell
Girls running:   

Ali Cherry, Hadley Mitchell, Chandler Cole, Kaile Branson, Paige Tapp, Hannah Pritchett and  Colleen Glazebrook

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