|Catholic’s Amaris Tyynismaa set a meet record for the third
week in a row en route to another victory as she covered
the 5000-meter course in a state leading 18:01.77 time.
On the shores of Oxford Lake at the 8th Annual Waffle House/Yellow Jackets Invitational, the Montgomery Catholic Cross Country team ordered up some of its best performances of the season. Eighth grader Amaris Tyynismaa set a meet record for the third week in a row en route to another victory as she covered the 5000-meter course in a state leading 18:01.77 time. As a team, the Catholic girls smothered the opposition by a score of 34-82 over host Oxford High School and seven other schools. In addition to Tyynismaa, the Racing Knights placed three other girls in the top ten; Katelyn Stark was fourth in 21:30.86, Sarah Beth Littrell seventh in 22:26.86, and Grace Leslie tenth in 22:53.02. Carlye Schmidt completed the team scoring by taking 12th in 23:08.40. Other Montgomery Catholic finishers were Annabel Starrett (15th), Chloe Smith (20th), Ann Faulkner (31st), Lacy Herbek (44th), and Madison Searcy (52nd).
The Catholic Boys covered most of the opposition by finishing second to Gadsden City 34-66. Patrick Gregorius led the team with a fifth place finish in 18:59.55. Devin Kelly also took home a medal with his 8th place finish in 19:11.05. The remaining Racing nights to finish were Grant Walker (14th), Winston Wright (15th), Angel Padilla (24th), Hugh Walker (25th), Daniel Reeves (24th), David Barber (40th), and Kyle Hines (74th).
The Racing Knights next meet will be on September 27th at Gateway Park here in Montgomery as they will join over 20 other teams at the Montgomery Academy Invitational.
Submitted by John Terino