Ellis Middle girls bring home cross country championship

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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The Ellis girls claimed first place and five Ellis runners finished in the top 10 to earn medals in the conference championship meet on Oct. 13 at Fisher Park in Dobson.

Seventh-grader Olivia Smith (fourth place overall at 13:44.06), seventh-grader Rachel Starkey (sixth place at 14:18.88) and sixth-grader Kristen Starkey (seventh place at 14:25.53) led the Lady Jaguars to the title.

The Ellis boys, led by Jack Bost and Jaxon Gay, took second. Bost, an eighth grader, completed the two-mile course in 13:04.69 to claim seventh place overall. Gay, a sixth grader, finished ninth as he turned in a time of 13:06.63.

Medalists for the Ellis girls, from left: Kristen Starkey, Rachel Starkey and Olivia Smith.