Lyles and Yates place in top 10 at Memphis Twilight XC Classic

Addison Lyles and Kobey Yates both finished in the top 10 at the prestigious Memphis Twilight Classic on Saturday.

Marshall County cross country runners, junior Addison Lyles and sophomore Kobey Yates, ran to top 10 finishes at the Memphis Twilight XC Classic on Saturday. In just the varsity divisions alone, 326 girls and 470 boys, toed the line at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex in the meet hosted by Christian Brothers University.

Lyles finished the 5,000 meter run in a time of 19:41.47 to finished 10th and Yates crossed the line in eighth place with a time of 16:15.24.

Also running for the Marshall County girls was Alyssa Parr who finished 294th in 28:16.82 and Kourtney Willies who placed 319th with a time of 33:04.19.

Emma Wade, a junior from Cedar Park Vista Ridge in Cedar Park, Texas, took the win with a time of 18:19.68.

More Marshall County finishes for the boys’ team came from Daniel Walker with a time of 18:55.63 to finish 189th and Walker Jones who placed 208th in 19:05.74. Owen Futrell was 294th in 20:10.82, Sam Martin finished 446th with 23:41.03 and Kasey Wyatt placed 464th in 25:30.84.

Andrew Hauser, a senior from Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri, finished first with a time of 15:16.95.

Rock Bridge High School swept the high school team titles.

The meet featured 2,283 total runners and also included 371 college participants.

In college results, the men’s 4-mile race was won by Habtamu Geta from Middle Tennesse State with a time of 19:24.84. The women’s 5,000 meter race was won by Faith Nyathi, also of Middle Tennessee State with a time of 17:05.92.

The University of Alabama won the overall collegiate men’s title and the women’s team from Middle Tennesse State won the women’s title.