Calico Rock Host 1st District Cross Country Meet
Calico Rock hosted its first ever cross country and first ever 1A-2 District Cross Country meet on October 18th at Calico Rock High School. The meet featured seventy eight runners from four area schools all competing to be individual and team cross country champion.
Timbo, Norfork, Viola, and host school Calico Rock all competed over a 1.55 mile course that encompassed the Calico Rock High School Campus and Earl King Park.
The Jr. High teams competed at 1.55 miles while the Sr. High teams competed at 3.1 mile races.
In Jr. Girls, Viola was District Champion with Calico Rock Jr. Girls placing District Runner Up. In Jr. Boys, Timbo won the District Championship by just 3 points over Calico Rock. Timbo also won the Sr. Boys District Championship as well. The Sr. Girls Division only individual awards were awarded as no schools had enough participants to qualify for team Awards. Grace Hudson of Calico Rock was the 1A-2 Sr. Girls District Champion with a time of 24:45 over 3.1 miles.
"In discussions with the Athletic Director Alex Skidmore We thought it would be great for our runners to try and host a meet and that is how the idea to host this meet began. " stated Coach Chip McDonald
" I felt the meet ran very smoothly. I'd like to thank all the other athletes, coaches, and parents here that volunteered so that we could put on this meet. Also, I am very proud of our runners who ran their best times of the year. I hope we can make this an annual event and grow the number of schools that come. " Coach Chip McDonald
"We had six runners place in the top 5 in their races. Emma Brickell 3rd, Kaylee Galloway5th (Jr. Girls); Grace Hudson 1st (Sr. Girls); Aiden Harris 2nd, Aden Otto 3rd ( Jr. Boys); and Luke Moody 5th (Sr. Boys). Our Jr. Teams won the schools first ever District Runner-up team Plaques. Along with the record number of runners we had this year this has been a very good year for Cross Country at Calico Rock. My hope is we can keep building on this success next year and in the future." Coach Chip McDonald
Photo Credits: Angela Sanders (thanks!)