The Fayette Citizen-Sports Page
Wednesday, September 29, 1999
Local teams keep good pace in cross country

Sports Editor

It is becoming kind of a common occurrence, but the Landmark Christian War Eagles boys cross country squad have run well again. Racing at the Sandy Creek Invitational against over 20 other schools in the championship division, Landmark had enough to edge out Lakeside by seven points and win their first championship team victory of the season.

The first finisher for the War Eagles was Kyle Rabbit, who finished third overall with a time of 14:51.8. Rabbit was followed by nathan Kosiba, who is coming back from an injury. Kosiba placed sixth overall with a time of 15:29.2. Landmark's third finisher was Blake Fertita. Fertita, usually the fifth finisher for the Wart Eagles, placed 20th overall with a time of 16:07.1. Rounding out the top five were sophomores Clark Rivers and Eric Sumner. Rivers finished 23rd with a time of 16:13.4, while Sumner placed 34th with a time of 16:31.4.

The Fayette County boys qualified for the state meet, putting forth a great effort in the championship division. To qualify for the state meet, teams are required to run an average of 17:34 per top five runners for the 3,1 mile race. The Tigers placed 15th out of 26 teams, with Tre Alverson placing first for the time with a 21st place finish with a time of 16:08. Rounding out the top five for the Tigers were Blake Riley (65), Jon Riley (70), AdamPekarske (87), and Andrew Husack (97).

The Fayette County girls ran well in the girls championship division and have a new record to show for it. Jessica Tyre led the girls finishing 21st with a new school record of 19:32. Tyre was followed by Clarinda Phillips (79), Rachel Swafford (89), Taryn Kendall (97), and Jessica Kohlmeyer (104). The girls team placed 14th out of 21 teams. They raced yesterday at the LaGrange Invitational.

McIntosh did not run at the Sandy Creek meet this past weekend. They ran in a national meet in Charlotte against some of the top programs in the country. Coach Charles buckle signed the team up after last year, hoping that the team would be in the same form. So far this year, the McIntosh Lady Chiefs are still ranked number one in AAAA but there are several injuries plaguing the team. It was those injuries that kept the team from being majorly competitive on Saturday. There were no official results available when the paper went to press.

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