Boaz Burnett leads CFS cross country in first two meets

Boaz Burnett, Saturday at the Fenton Dawson Invitational, had the top finish for CFS in their first two cross country meets of the season. Photo: Stepheni Bivin

Christian Fellowship’s cross country team has competed in two meets to start the 2019 season – Saturday, August 24th at the Fulton County Invitational and this past Saturday at the Fenton Dawson Invitational in Trigg County.

Boaz Burnett recorded the best finish for CFS at Fulton County, finishing 28th in 20:52.37. He was one of three from CFS to run in the Class 1A KHSAA State Cross Country Championships last season. Behind Burnett, Mark Garland placed 64th (28:17.76), William Harris 65th (28:18.07), Morgan Wright 72nd (31:24.83) and Trey Clendenen was 73rd (31:40.21. Paducah Tilghman’s Jake Taylor won the 5,000 meter race in 17:48.47.

Leah Bathon finished 41st for CFS in the girl’s race in 32:10.93. The race was won by Ainsley Smith of Calloway County in 22:12.66.

In Trigg County Saturday, Burnett led the Eagles again crossing the finish in 20:41.13. Isaac Hovekamp finished 71st (24:42.14), Garland 79th (26:20.34), Harris 89th (29:43.09) and Wright 95th (31:29.71). Thomas Duncan from University Heights Academy took the win in 17:02.58 in the field of 98 competitors.

Bathon finished 55th in the girl’s race in 32:17.66 among a field of 73. Kate Keller of Crittenden County won with a time of 20:50.47.

Leah Bathon finished 28th with a 5,000 meter time of 32:10.93 for CFS at the Fulton County Invitational. Photo: Stepheni Bivin