Lyday 4th in middle school conference meet

Published 1:36 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2023

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Luke Lyday and Jaxon Gay of the Ellis boys cross country team took fourth and fifth, respectively, in the Tri-County Conference meet.

The two-mile championship event was hosted by South Davie on Oct. 5.

Lyday (12:48.9) and Gay (12:52.3) were among the first wave to the finish line out of 58 competitors. Their teammates were Jordan Adams, Nirat Patel and Grayson Daugherty.

North Davie only had two runners, but both were solid as William Gibson (13:51.3) and Nolan Allen (13:52.5) placed 16th and 17th.

All seven of South Davie’s runners finished in the top 33, led by Emerson Lyons at 15th with a time of 13:48.9. Colton Beck (19th at 13:58.9) was next, followed by teammates Riley Miller, Anthony Ciancimino, David Childers, Caleb Frye and Cameron Billenstein.

China Grove was the team champion with 54 points. The other squads were Selma Burke (56), Mooresville (60), South (95), Ellis (121), Erwin (131) and North.