Fairview has good day at Brooks XC invitational

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FLORENCE – A busy week for Fairview High School on the cross country course started Tuesday with the Aggies claiming first place and the Lady Aggies taking the runner-up berth in the Brooks High School Invitational at McFarland Park.

Fairview's runners scored points for the Aggies with the top five finishing in the first 14 who crossed the finish line in the late afternoon. Fairview earned 39 points in the meet, getting past East Limestone who was second at 43 with Muscle Shoals a distant third in the 5A/7A division with 85.

The Lady Aggies put together a respectable effort with 51 points to take second behind Muscle Shoals' 41 points and finish well ahead of Hardin County, Tennessee's 74 points for third place.

Freshman Quniton Chambers served notice for coach Hobson Hite's Aggies with the third fastest time in the 5K run, 19:00.10. Peyton Ewoldt of Hardin County took the title with a winning time of 17:28.10.

The Aggies displayed consistency as a team. Cody Fallin finished fifth with a time of 19:10.40, Jacob Guthrie seventh at 1936.30, Austin Lowe 10th at 20:32.00 and Blake Hogan 14th with a time of 21:30.70.

East Limestone's top five gained points with finishes in second, fourth, eighth, 13th and 16th. That was the difference for the Aggies to get the title and take confidence into this weekend's 2-mile run at Cullman High School.

Alex McDonald ran her way to fourth place in the event, coming in at 22:24.50. She was a minute behind the winner, Kara Nix from Muscle Shoals, who had a time of 21:04.20.

Freshman Emma Gardner placed eighth for coach Rick McDonald's Lady Aggies with a time of 23:48.20. Kennedy Chambers captured 11th place at 26:21.20 with August Stancil 15th at 27:01.40 and Tiffany Lodge in 17th place with a time of 27:23.70.

The Lady Aggies will join the Aggies in running Saturday in the Cullman 2-mile. The varsity girls will get the event going at 7:30 a.m., followed by the varsity to hit the course at 7:50 a.m. The junior high girls will start around 8:10 with the junior high boys to begin at 8:50 a.m.

The race will begin on the east side of Cullman High School and conclude at the finish line on the track at Oliver Woodard Stadium.

Fairview will be joined locally in the meet by Cullman, Holly Pond and Vinemont. A dozen varsity teams from around North Alabama have signed up to participate in this event on Labor Day weekend.


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