St. Patrick Cross Country wins MHSAA 3A state title

On Monday, November 9, the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams traveled to Clinton, Mississippi, to compete in the 2015 Mississippi High School Athletic Association State Cross Country Championship at Choctaw Trails.  The meet was a 3.1 mile race through the muddy trails and hills at Choctaw Trails.

Our girls Cross Country team was led to victory by senior Ramsey Wagner winning the girls 3A state title in the meet.  With her time of 19:20.7, Ramsey finished a whole minute and twenty seconds faster than runner-up Kyannah Grant, sophomore from Choctaw Central High School.  Ramsey says that she is excited to have gotten her best times this year as a senior and has still improved her last year as a runner for St. Patrick.

Following Ramsey, junior Anna Claire Colson came in third place out of the 3A division group of girls with a time of 21:01.1.

Other top ten finishers for the St. Patrick girls team were Isabel Leatherman in fifth with a time of 21:12.8, Gabriela Patino in sixth 21:24.7, and Jordan Pete in tenth 21:37.3.

Our two other finishers from our girls team were freshman Amelie Million in sixteenth place with a time of 22:15.2 and junior Morgan McCrea in eighteenth place with a time of 22:53.6.

Our state champions came in first with a total score of a low twenty-four points.  The girls had a total time of 1:44:36.60 with an average of 20:55.32.

Our St. Patrick boys Cross Country team came in sixth place at the state competition.

Senior Eric Million finished sixth overall with a time of 18:06.6.  Seventh grader Cade Meyers came in twenty-fourth place in the race with a time of 19:41.1.  Sophomore Austin Dossett came in forty-second with a time of 20:22.5.  Seniors Tyler Eschette and Dylan Adderhodt finished back-to-back with times of 21:07.6 and 21:09.0.  Griften Broussard finished the race with a time of 21:46.4.  Senior Sean Wright finished with a time of 22:09.8.

It has been a great season for the Fighting Irish cross country teams.  The teams are coached by Tim McDaniel and Leo Mironovich.

Story by Lindsay Holmes