Held early Saturday morning on the grounds of the Tellus Science Museum, the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes won the boys’ division while the Allatoona Lady Buccaneers dominated the girls’ division.
For the boys, finishing in the top five were the Purple Hurricanes, 41 points; Allatoona, 51; River Ridge, 105; Woodland, 122; and Sprayberry, 149.
“Everybody turned in a solid performance,” said the Canes’ Lawson Crowe, who finished third overall with a time of 17:14.
Other top 10 individual finishers for the host Canes included Rogelio Herrera, 17:25; Tommy Morrison, 17:36; and Troy Hickom, 17:38.
Lawson described the 3.1-mile course as one that is similar to the one in Carrollton, where the state cross-country meet will be held.
“The course here today was not easy,” Crowe said. “It was challenging, and at the same time, a good warm-up for state.”
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