By Gary Stepp
The Alice Lloyd women’s and men’s cross country team traveled to Midway, KY on Saturday, September 20th to participate in the Midway College Invitational race. A very strong field was in attendance, and the day was brisk but nice.
A total of 54 men’s runners and 51 women runner’s from various colleges comprised the field for the challenging 3.1 mile race and 5 mile race. The Lady Eagles were paced by junior Allison Holbrook (Hyden, KY) who completed the course with a time of 24:32. Junior Katie Hylton (Louisa; Lawrence Co.) finished in a time of 28:46. For the Eagles, freshman Chris Baker, the former marine from Bell County, finished in a time of 35:29. Several runners were unable to participate due to injuries.
“This was a very demanding race and the field was exceptionally strong,” commented Coach Gary Stepp. “We have a very young and inexperienced squad, so the opportunity of racing against this level of competition will only help prepare us for the upcoming tournament. Hopefully, we will have our injured runners back as well.”
The next meet will be on Saturday November 8th. Both squads will race in the KIAC Conference Tournament which will be held at Schenley Park in Pittsburg, Pa. The race begins at 12:00 pm.