Taylor Ward

Taylor Ward

HENDERSONVILLE -- Macon County High sophomore Taylor Ward qualified for the state cross country meet by placing fifth at last Thursday's Region 5 Large School Meet, which was held at Sanders Perry Park.

Ward posted a time of 20:15.81 to place fifth.

The top three teams and any individual finishing among the top 10 qualified for the state meet, which will be held on Saturday at Nashville's Percy Warner Park.

Henry County freshman Dinah Winders won the meet in a time of 18:59.19, more than 44 seconds better than Station Camp senior Faith Brown.

Mt. Juliet won the team competition with 72 points, four better than second-place Station Camp and 17 ahead of third-place Beech.

Henry County's boys placed first with 77 points, four better than second-place Beech and five ahead of third-place Rossview.

Beech senior David Ahlmeyer won the boys race in a time of 15:24.58, finishing 25 seconds in front of Henry County junior Silas Winders.

Macon County sophomore Elliott McGuire placed 20th, posting a time of 17:14.37.

The Tigers finished 13th among the 18 boys teams.

The Macon County girls placed ninth out of the 13 teams.

Boys

Henry County 77, Beech 81, Rossview 82, Wilson Central 132, Station Camp 136, Mt. Juliet 142, West Creek 225, Lebanon 229, Clarksville 235, Sycamore 285, Hendersonville 335, Northwest 363, Macon County 369, Greenbrier 384, Gallatin 405, Montgomery Central 435, Kenwood 445, Northeast 572

1 David Ahlmeyer 12 Beech Senior High School 15:24.58 1

2 Silas Winders 11 Henry County High School 15:49.90 2

20 Elliott McGuire 10 Macon Co. High School 17:14.37 20

70 Dylan Smith 10 Macon Co. High School 19:21.19 68

80 Bryson Davenport 9 Macon Co. High School 19:41.27 78

107 Clay Wyatt 10 Macon Co. High School 21:12.73 101

109 Sam Kemp 9 Macon Co. High School 21:15.08 102

123 Eli Woodard 10 Macon Co. High School 22:49.08 115

130 Ben Ellis 12 Macon Co. High School 24:04.03 119

Girls

Mt. Juliet 72, Station Camp 76, Beech 89, Rossview 92, Henry County 152, Wilson Central 160, Northeast 197, Lebanon 212, Macon County 224, Northwest 235, Montgomery Central 269, Clarksville 297, Gallatin 297

1 Dinah Winders 9 Henry County High School 18:59.19 1

2 Faith Brown 12 Station Camp High School 19:43.88 2

5 Taylor Ward 10 Macon Co. High School 20:15.81 4

30 Selena Rios 10 Macon Co. High School 22:58.76 29

49 Donavyn Green 10 Macon Co. High School 24:17.33 46

78 Hannah Keene 12 Macon Co. High School 26:42.93 66

95 Hannah Rice 10 Macon Co. High School 30:25.38 79