Hawk XC post season bests at St. Joe

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The Seahawk cross country team ran at the Port St. Joe Home Meet and did pretty well for themselves.

While the girls were no match for a dominant Port St. Joe squad, all set a personal record, which is what a team wants to do at this point, continue to post their best times.

“Everyone ran so well today, and we are just getting started!” said coach Kati-Morgan Hathcock. “I’m so excited to see these kids develop and grow!”

In the girls race, St. Joe didn’t just win, they completely dominated the affair as they crossed the finish line with the first, third, fourth, fifth and sixth place finishers to garner the winning low score of 19 points. Bay came in a distant second. Of the 18 Port St. Joe runners, 16 finished among the top 31.

The top Franklin County finisher seventh grader Addyson Paul clocked in at 24:04.91 to take an impressive eighth place in the high-octane field. Sixth grader Isabella Polous came in 19th with a time of 27:45.26. Sixth grader Baileigh Dasher was about three minutes behind, with a 31:04.20 to finish in 29th place. Junior Alondra Jimenez ran a 40:27.34 SB to finish 41st.

In the boys race had a closer outcome, Port St. Joe runners finished third, seventh, eighth, 10th and 11th to defeat Wiregrass which is composed of homeschooled students from the Dothan, Alabama area. Wewa finished just ahead of Franklin County, for third.

Freshman Josiah Friddle continued his push for the front of the pack with a time of 18:48.98 in the 5000-meter run, a season best that placed him in fourth place. Senior Jamal Robinson ran in 18th place. with a time of 23:47.79.

Seventh grader Trenton Teat and freshman Dexton Teat both had season’s best times, with a 24:08.76 for 20th, and a 24:38.46 time for 23rd place, respectively.

Sophomore Owen Golden had his season best as well, a 26:12.45 time to finish 30th.

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