Boys Varsity Cross Country, Girls Varsity Cross Country · PHS XC Lady Lions – Runner Up at St. Clair County Invitational

9/16/17 PHS Women’s XC:  Oops, they did it again!  The Prattville women’s cross country team follows up their 2nd place finish in Opelika last Saturday with another hard earned 2nd place finish at the St. Clair County Invitational this Saturday. The Lady Lions edged out Hewitt-Trussville by one point to secure the runner up position. The team really showed their grit with three runners receiving TOP 10 honors: Freshman Elizabeth (Lizzie) Allen, Junior Sophia Loy, & 7th Grader Catherine Ragsdale.  Another gritty performance was Prattville’s fourth runner Kendra Jacobs coming from behind to sprint neck and neck down the home stretch to beat her opponent by 0.59 seconds.

THE FACTS: The Lady Lions competed among 106 runners from 8 teams.  The fastest time was 20:23 from John Carroll.   John Carroll placed 1st with 47 pts, Prattville was 2nd with 52 pts, and Hewitt-Trussville was 3rd with 53 pts.  The team scored** as follows:

  • Elizabeth Allen (Fr.) – 22:27, 7th overall, 6 pts
  • Sophia Loy (Jr.) – 22:39, 8th overall, 7 pts
  • Catherine Ragsdale (7th Grade) –  22:57, 10th overall, 9 pts
  • Kendra Jacobs (Jr.) – 24:03, 14th overall, 12 pts
  • Katlyn Gappa (Jr.) –  24:59, 20th overall, 18 pts
  • Sarah Holston (So.) –  25:05, 21st overall, 19 ph
  • Emma Nelson (So.) – 25:08, 22nd overall, 20 ph – (PR)

CONGRATULATIONS to the following runners for setting new personal records (PR):

  • Emma Nelson (So.)
  • Kaylin Mayers (So.)
  • Sydni Fuqua (Sr.) – 2nd consecutive time running a PR!

For Complete Results:

9/16/17 PHS Men’s XC:  Senior Wesley Domsalla earned TOP 10 honors at the St. Clair County Invitational as he placed 6th overall and led the Lions to their 4th place finish.  He improved on last week’s time by 1 second on a course that was much hillier and in weather that was much more hot & humid.  It’s going to be an exciting season!

Wesley Domsalla earns TOP 10 honors 2nd consecutive race.
Wesley Domsalla earns TOP 10 honors 2nd consecutive race.

The Lions competed among 182 runners from 15 teams.  The fastest time was 17:19 from Hewitt-Trussville.  Hewitt-Trussville was first scoring 29 pts, Hartselle was 2nd with 89pts, John Carroll was 3rd with 105 pts, and Prattville was 4th with 117 pts. The PHS team scored** as follows:

  • Wesley Domsall (Sr.) – 17:51, 6th overall, 6 pts
  • Ryan Holtzscher (Jr.) – 18:52, 16th overall, 16 pts
  • Gabe Rissman (Fr.) –  19:35, 25th overall, 25 pts
  • Nathan Gillespie (Sr.) – 19:48, 30th overall, 29 pts
  • Tyler Cox (Jr.) –  20:34, 47th overall, 41 pts
  • Ben Hicks (Sr.) – 21:18, 64th overall, 54 ph
  • Carter Gracin (So.) – 21:21, 65th overall, 55 ph (PR)

CONGRATULATIONS to the following runners for setting new personal records (PR):

  • Erick Carrillo (Sr.)
  • Carter Gracin (So.)
  • Jonathan Buchner (7th grade)
  • Christopher Foster (7th Grade)

For complete results:

Both teams will travel next week to Pensacola, Florida to race in the Gulf Coast XC Stampede on Saturday September 23. Varsity Girls’ race time is 7:30am. Varsity Boys’ race time is 8:00am.  JV Boys’ race time is 8:30am.  JV Girls’ race time is 9:10am.

** Team score = Like golf, you want to the lowest score.  A team’s top 5 finishers’ places are added together  (Perfect score of 15 = 1+2+3+4+5)  The 6th & 7th finishers do not score but are place holders (ph) which adds to opposing teams score.  All other team finishers do not score against the team and do not count as place holders.