The teams and runners belowed were ranked in the top five in last weeks KYtrackXC.com State XC Rankings. They are linked below:
Top 5 Breakdown: All Classes
1 Whitney O’Bryan Daviess County - 1st at Fast Cats in a time of 18:00. Won over AA #4 Aleja Grant by 54 sec
2 Madisyn Peeples Bowling Green - DNR
3 Caroline Grogan Oldham County - 1st at the Dragon Inv. with a time of 18:57. Beat AAA #13 Kaitlyn Lacy by 25s.
4 Emma Valle Lafayette - 1st at the Fayette Co. Public Schools championships with a 19:57
5 Amelia Reynolds Daviess County - 4th at Fast Cats with a 19:42. 2nd AAA runner overall
1 Assumption - 3rd at the Reebok Manhattan HS Inv in NY with 148 points. Beaten by US #2 Unionville (PA) by 57 points and US #6 Fayetteville-Manlius by 54 points. Beat US #25 Pennsbury by 13. Senior Katherine Receuver competed in the varsity race for the first time this season.
2 Sacred Heart - 2nd place at the St. Henry Invitational, losing only to A #1 St.
Henry by 5 points. Beat AAA #9 Cooper by 60 points.
3 Bowling Green - 8th at Fast Cats. Missing usual scorers Madison Peeples, Ciara Scott, and Lauren Wheeler.
4 Daviess County - Won Fast Cats with a score of 21. 5 runners in the top 10. Beat
AAA #8 Bullitt East by 61 points.
5 duPont Manual OFF
1 Patrick Gregory Butler - OFF
2 Chris Striegel St. Xavier - OFF
3 Daniel Southard Daviess County - 5th at Fast Cats with a 16:03. Beaten by AAA #4 Bret Crawford, # 12 Tristan Durban, and #20 Derrick Stauble.
4 Bret Crawford Grayson County - 3rd at Fast Cats with a 15:59. Beat AAA #3 Daniel Southard and #12 Tristan Durban. All within 5s of each other.
5 Ben Young Tates Creek - Won Fayette Co. Public School Championships with a time of 16:24. Beat AAA #10 John Spencer
1 St. Xavier OFF
2 Trinity 1st at Fast Cats with a score of 37. Defeated AA #1 North Oldham by 55 points and AAA #4 Daviess Co by 70.
3 Cooper High School 2nd at NKAC, losing only to AAA #3 Covington Catholic by 14 points. Ran without usual scorer, AAA #9 Zachary Stewart.
4 Daviess County 3rd at Fast Cats with 107 points. Beat next closest AAA team, Eastern, by 48 points.
5 North Hardin 1st at the Green County Inv. with a score of 17 points.
1 Gabby Karas Martha Layne Collins - 1st at Titan XC Classic with an 18:15. Next closest runner was 1:31 back. Beat Class AA #5 Erin Edmunson by 1:50
2 Michaela Reinhart Lexington Catholic - OFF
3 Caroline Haas South Warren - OFF
4 Aleja Grant Paducah Tilghman - 2nd at Fast Cats with an 18:54. Beat the next closest AA runner by 1:28.
5 Erin Edmunson North Oldham - 3rd at the Titan XC classic with a 20:05. Next closest AA runner was 1:41 back.
1 Highlands 3rd at St. Henry Inv. with 98 points. Beat AAA #9 Cooper by 10 points. Missing usual scorers Molly Mearns and Syndey Ossege.
2 Christian Academy 11th at Fast Cats with 248 points. Beaten by AA #10 John Hardin and Webster Co. Top runner Hannah Herd DNF and missing usual scorer Christin Eckerle.
3 North Oldham 2nd at the Titan XC Classic with 48 points, losing only to AAA #10 Mercy. Beat AA #8 Collins by 45 points.
4 Scott 5th at NKAC with 105 points. Highlands only other notable AA competition. Lost to them by 60 points.
5 Lexington Catholic OFF
1 Trenton Fryman North Oldham - 1st at Fast Cats with a time of 15:47. Beat AA #6 Iszack Whitsell by 40s.
2 Ethan Shuley Highlands - 2nd at NKAC with a 16:40. Beat teammate, AA #4 John Michael Griffith and #8 Brian Menke by 10s. Did not run at St. Henry Inv.
3 Jay Solinger Martha Layne Collins - 1st at the Titan XC Classic with a time of 16:37. Won by 41s and beat the next closest AA athlete by almost 1:30.
4 John Michael Griffith Highlands - 3rd at St. Henry Inv with a 17:06. Beat AA # 14 Nick Robinson by 6s.
5 Adam Sandidge Larue County - OFF
1 North Oldham 2nd at Fast Cats with 92 points. Lost only to AAA #4 Daviess County. Missing Nolan Ruhs, as well.
2 Highlands 5th at St. Henry Inv. Without top runners Ethan Shuley, Jackson Paul, and James Smith.
3 Covington Catholic 2nd at Pulaski Co. Inv with 51 points, losing only to AAA #7 Pulaski Co by 16. Beat AA #4 Wayne Co. by 32.
4 Wayne County 3rd at Pulaski Co. Inv with 83 points.
5 Russell 1st at Russell Inv. with a score of 20 points. Individuals took spots 1-3 in the meet.
1 Maddox Patterson Sayre - 1st at Bluegrass Conference with a 19:36, winning by 1:30.
2 Samantha Hentz St. Henry - 3rd at St. Henry Inv with a 19:58. Beaten by A #4 Meagan Smith by 19s. Next closest Class A runner was A #15 Renee Svec, 43s back.
3 Caroline Gosser Presentation - OFF
4 Meagan Smith Danville - 1st at St. Henry Inv with a 19:39. Beat A #2 Meagan Smith. Won over Carroll Caitlin of Sacred Heart by 16s.
5 Karly Gawarecki Holy Cross (Lou.) - OFF
1 St. Henry Won their home meet, St. Henry Inv with 43 points. Also won over Class AAA #2 Sacred Heart by 5 points.
2 Bishop Brossart 10th at the St. Henry Inv. with 279 points. Beaten by Ludlow, Beechwood, and Class A #6 Lloyd Memorial. Ran without usual scorer Olivia Nienaber.
3 Presentation 1st team DNR
4 Green County Won the Green Co. Inv with 18 points. Placed 1-2-3-5-7.
5 Holy Cross (Lou.) OFF
1 Michael Caldwell Bishop Brossart - 1st at St. Henry Inv. with a 16:21. Next closest runner was Class A #6 Tim Woeste who was 31s back.
2 Jonathan Taylor Portland Christian - 1st at the Dragon Inv with a 16:13.2 Edged out AAA #16 Tanner Dowdy by less than a second! Also beat AAA #13 Cole Dowdy by just over 1s and Class A #5 Hunter Trenary by 5s.
3 Eric Baugh Villa Madonna - 6th at the St. Henry Inv with a 17:14. Beaten by #6 Tim Woeste by 22s. Beat #7 Josh Hannon by 12 second.
4 Nicholas Waltman Sayre - 1st at the Bluegrass Conference Meet by 48s.
5 Hunter Trenary Owen County - 4th at the Dragon Inv. with a 16:26. Lost a barn burner to the Dowdy Twins and Jonathan Taylor. Next closest runner was 31s back.
1 Bishop Brossart 1st at the St. Henry Inv. with 100 points. Defeated Class A rival St. Henry by 16 points.
2 St. Henry 2nd at the St. Henry Inv. with 116 points.
3 Green County 2nd at Green Co. Inv with 47 points behind Class AAA #5 North Hardin. Ran without usual scorer Derrick Troxell.
4 Newport Central Catholic 6th at St. Henry Inv with 146 points. Beat Class A #5 Walton Verona by 85 points.
5 Walton Verona 7th at St. Henry Inv with 231 points. Next closest Class A team was #6 Villa Madona who was back over 100 points. Ran without several top runners.