Boys Varsity Cross Country, Girls Varsity Cross Country · PHS XC at State: GOOD TIMES!

11/11/17:  WOW – what a great finish to a very exciting and successful XC season!  Every Prattville XC runner that competed at the 2017 State Championship Meet had/ran a “good time”, whether it was running the 2nd fastest time in Prattville history, running a career PR, running a Season Best, running a team score, or running to beat one more person in the home stretch.  Coach Arkle and Coach “T” Allen expertly prepared the runners to peak at just the right time.  The coaches and athletes should be very proud of these outstanding results (Complete Results):


  • Catherine Ragsdale (7th grade) dropped 48 seconds from her PR to run 19:48.55, led the Prattville team, placed 32nd overall in the 7A division, had the 55th fastest time in the state, is the 3rd fastest 7th grader in Alabama, and moved to 2nd place on Prattville’s all-time leader board!!!  (School record is 18:29 for now)

    Catherine Ragsdale
    Catherine Ragsdale – 3rd fastest 7th Grade girl in Alabama!
  • Lizzie Allen (9th grade), ran 22:02.06 scoring 2nd for Prattville and placed in the top 100 of the 7A division.
  • Sophia Loy (11th grade) ran 22:15.81 and scored 3rd for the Lady Lions.
  • Kendra Jacobs (11th grade) scored 4th for Prattville and ended the season by dropping 31 seconds for a Season Best time of 22:20.97 (6 seconds from a PR – NEXT TIME!)

    2017 State PRs
    Sarah Holston, Emma Nelson, Sydni Fuqua & Catherine Ragsdale run PRs at State!
  • Emma Nelson (10th grade) ran 23:13.17 scoring 5th for Prattville and ended the season by running a new PR by 8 seconds.
  • Kaylee Wesolowski (11th grade) scored 6th for Prattville and dropped 40 seconds to run her Season Best time of 23:20.04.
  • Sarah Holston (10th grade) ran 23:23.11 scoring 7th for Prattville and setting a new PR by 4 seconds.
  • Sydni Fuqua (12th grade), a 4-year XC veteran, ran 23:38.03 ended her XC career by slashing an unbelievable 1 MINUTE and 9 SECONDS from her PR!  Fun Fact: Sydni ran her last high school XC race 10 MINUTES and 1 second faster than her first race in 2014!

    Senior and Team Captain Susan Short finishes XC Career with a Season Best Time!
    Senior and Team Captain Susan Short finishes PHS XC Career with her Season Best Time!
  • Susan Short (12th grade), a 5-year veteran and the Lady Lions’ trusty team captain, ended her XC career by cutting an amazing 53 seconds to run a Season’s Best time of 24:17.28!
  • Kaylin Mayers (10th grade) ran 25:33.42 showed her perseverance as she finished strong coming from behind in the homestretch to pass her target at the finish.


  • Nathan Gillespie (12th grade) finished his XC high school career by dropping 27 seconds from his PR to run 17:45.92 and placing in the top 100 of the 7A division.
    Seniors Nathan Gillespy & Daniel Word save the best for last - PR at State!
    Seniors Nathan Gillespie & Daniel Word save their best for last and PR at State!


  • Gabe Rissman (9th grade) cut 39 seconds to run his Season Best time 17:54.70.
  • Wesley Domsalla (12th grade) finished his XC career by running 17.59.12, his 7th race this season under 18:00 minutes, and remains the 2nd fastest time on the Prattville All-Time Leader board.
  • Daniel Word (12th grade), a 3-year veteran, ends his high school XC career by qualifying for the first time to State, running his Season Best time 18:29.34 by almost a minute, and dropping 38 seconds from his PR!,  Now that’s saving the best for last!
  • Tyler Cox (11th grade), a 3-year veteran who also earned his first trip to State, dropped 41 seconds to run his Season Best time 19:04.99.
  • Tyler Dillon (11th grade), for the 6th consecutive race, runs 20:09.94 for another PR – this time by 25 seconds.  Tyler is the only Prattville Lion to run a PR in every race this season!

Please visit our amazing picture gallery courtesy of Nona Short on Facebook at Prattville High XC : 2017 XC Photo Gallery