Lovett breaks school record; boys, girls sweep Cambridge Invitational

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Carrollton senior Cole Lovett, CHS 5k record holder, paces himself during a recent cross-country meet at Community Field.

By Jordan Miller

Sports Editor –

 

No other teams could challenge the Carrollton boys and girls cross-country teams at the Cambridge Invitational Oct. 1.

Carrollton senior Cole Lovett led the champion Warriors with a first place finish out of 86 runners and a school record time of 15:39. Lovett now holds school records for the fastest 800, 1600 and 5k at Carrollton. The boys finished with 28 total points.

Carrollton’s Larry Gardner previously held the record with a time of 15:51.

Carrollton senior Cole Lovett, CHS 5k record holder, paces himself during a recent cross-country meet at Community Field.
Carrollton senior Cole Lovett, CHS 5k record holder, paces himself during a recent cross-country meet at Community Field.

John Glenn placed second in the boys division with 57 points.

Carrollton senior Maddie Dunlap also finished as a champion, competing against 80 other girls with a time of 19:31, leading the team to a championship at Cambridge with 35 points.

The second place team in the girls division was Morgan with 70 points.

Sophomore Micah Donley followed Dunlap with a fourth place finish and a time of 20:32. Carrollton senior Hailey Wells placed sixth overall with a time of 21:02.

Carrollton sophomore Cindy Lewis posted a time of 21:2, while placing ninth at the invitational.

Victoria Taylor placed 16th with a time of 22:27.

Carrollton juniors Grace Bartlow (22:36) and Emmy Days (22:39) finished 17th and 18th.

For the boys team, senior Quinton Huggett finished fourth with a time of 16:52.

Daniel Lampe finished sixth overall, running a 17:39. Freshman Alex Carrothers placed ninth with a time of 17:49.

Sophomore Jon Russell placed 11th with a time of 18:10. Junior Noah Carrothers posted a time of 18:43, placing 18th.

Connor Rutledge placed 19th with a time of 18:46.

Both cross-country squads will compete at the Legends Invitational Oct. 8. Races are slated to begin at 11:20 p.m.