By: Lexie Cawford
The 2016 cross country season came to an end for the middle and elementary school teams. With a total of eight meets over the season, the final meet was on Wednesday, October 12 at Idlewild Park, in Burlington, Kentucky. At this final meet, Will Griffith, eighth grader, came in fourth place for the boys' seventh and eighth grade race, and Greta Noble, eighth grader, came in second for the girls’ team. The sixth grade race winners were Ruby Smith who came in first and Alyssa Harris who scored second for the girls’ team. Smith said, “I felt really good about my performance and tried to have a good attitude before the race even though I was nervous. Positivity was key.” The boys’ sixth grade finisher was Sam Hopper who came in first and said, “I was tired after the race but I was excited. I knew I was in the top few and if I pushed harder I would win and I pushed and ended up in first.” The sixth grade girls team also finished runner-up as a team, ending the season on a positive note.