Rumble Through The Jungle Preview




The 5th Annual Rumble Through the Jungle Cross Country Invitational, hosted by North Oldham High and Middle Schools, will be held on Saturday, September 13 at the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, KY.  Boys and girls races will be contested in the high, middle and elementary school divisions.

With over 1,500 runners slated to compete, the "Rumble" features a wooded, trail oriented layout that is quickly becoming one of
Kentucky's premier early season meets.  Several top-ranked teams and individuals are slated to be in attendance.

Leading the way in the boys' division are Class 3A third-ranked,
St. Xavier.  3A fourth-ranked Butler and 3A seventh-ranked and defending 2007 Rumble Champion, duPont Manual, should push for the team title.  Also contending for team honors will be ninth-ranked Shelby County, and host, 2A top-ranked North Oldham.  The second and third-ranked teams in 2A, South Oldham and Christian Academy, 2A eighth-ranked Pendleton County, and fourth-ranked 1A Lexington Christian help round out a solid boy’s field.

A star-studded field of some of
Kentucky’s top-ranked runners is also expected to vie for individual honors. South Oldham's Jacob Law, St. X’s Jackson Carnes, Thomas Mann, Shelby County's Stacey Eden, Manual's David Hamm, Paul Dunbar’s Quinn Lackey, North Oldham’s Colin Grandon and Justin Roenigk, Oldham County's Joe Mallek, and Christian Academy’s Jared Burnett are all early season standouts and should be in the hunt for the top spots.

On the girls’ side, the six top-ranked 3A teams will be in attendance.  Those teams are:  2007 3A State Champion, Assumption, Sacred Heart, Eastern, defending 2007 Rumble Champion, duPont Manual,
Oldham County, and Paul Dunbar.  From 2A five ranked teams will be attending including: third-ranked Mercy, fourth-ranked Presentation, fifth-ranked Lloyd Memorial, eight-ranked South Oldham, and ninth- ranked North Oldham.  Class 1A top-ranked and defending 1A State Champion, St. Henry, and third-ranked Green County will be in the field also.  Columbus-Darby of Ohio will be a strong contender as well.


Top individuals include Sacred Heart’s 2007 Individual State Cross Country Champion, Emma Brink, and Emme McAtee, Assumption’s Sara Davis, Allison Riedling, and Amy Stamon, Shelby County’s Catherine Karas, Oldham County’s Annie Barry, Mercy’s Annie Kinney and Megan Mitchell, St. Henry’s Maria Frigo and Kelsey Hinken, Paul Dunbar’s Amanda Hancock, Presentation’s Casey Richardson, Lloyd Memorial’s Courtney Seifert, and South Oldham’s Kacie Niemann.

”Rumble” Meet Schedule

Girls JV                                          5000 meters                  8:30 a.m.

Boys JV                                         5000 meters                  9:15 a.m.
Girls Varsity                                                5000 meters                  10:00 a.m.
Boys Varsity                                               5000 meters                  10:45 a.m.
Girls Middle School (6-8th grades)    3000 meters                  11:30 a.m.
Boys Middle School (6-8th grades)               3000 meters                              12:00 p.m.
Girls Elementary (5th and under)     2000 meters                  12:30 p.m.
Boys Elementary (5th and under)                 2000 meters                  1:00  p.m.


For more information contact Drew LaMaster at 502-553-1428 or