Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Harlan, KY.

Harlan Cross Country Records Fall in First Meet of Season

In their inaugural season, the Harlan Elementary School Girls Cross Country Team achieved a feat rarely seen in the sport in the Harlan County All Comers Season opener. Fielding their first team in school history, the young runners made quick work of the 1-mile course on their way to achieving a perfect score of 15 points. Led by 6th grader Harper Carmical who crossed the finish line with a time of 10:35, Harlan also captured 2nd through 6th place respectively. The Cross-Country Teams are coached by 1st year coaches Anne Lindsey and Erin Alred. Coach Lindsey commented, “Our young runners have been very committed in practice over the last several weeks. They are very competitive and that was clearly on display today. I am pleased to see so many interested in the sport and look forward to a strong season.”

Harlan Elementary School (Girls) Finishers:

Harper Carmical - 1st place - Time 10:35.25

Priscilla Stewart - 2nd place - Time 11:50.88

Zoe Lawson - 3rd place - Time 11:58.59

Julianne Miller - 4th place - Time 12:35.72

Cora Jones - 5th place - Time 12:45.08

Chloe Brock - 6th place - Time 12:59.81

Addison Sanford - 15th place - Time 15:33.81

Daria Lee - 17th place - Time 16:17.25

Briley Cobb - 20th place - 18:22.81

Miley Cobb - 21st place - 18:53.27

5th grader Cooper Thomas started off the season with a strong race, building on an exceptional year in 2020. Cooper was the leader of the Dragon pack with a 3rd place finish and time of 10:52:84 for the boys’ team. With a full team of runners, the boys team looks to be very competitive.  

Elementary Boys 2000m

Cooper Thomas - 3rd place - Time 10:52.84

Thomas Leo Miller - 15th place - Time 13:13.66

Michael Lindsey - 16th place - Time 13:14.06

Colt Sullivan - 17th place - Time 13:15.37

Jett Luttrell - 18th place - Time 13:17.15

Canaan Bolton - 26th place - Time 15:29.03

Saylor Crow - 27th place - Time 15:57.38

Kasyn Combs - 30th place - Time 18:26.15

8th grader Dylan Cox was blazing fast on his way to smashing the school record in the 3000m event. With a time of 12:02.75 Cox has clearly set himself apart from the field and established himself as the leader of the pack. Coach Lyndsey was impressed with Cox’s fast start to the season and believes he will only get faster. “Dylan was focused today and ran a great race. He has a strong internal drive and didn’t let up. That internal push is something that can separate great runners from good ones. I believe he can be a great runner this season.”

High School Girls Varsity 5000m

Mia Pace - 11th place - Time 26:26.88

Abbie Jones - 23rd place - Time 29:15.59

Chloe Schwenke - 29th place - Time 31:47.31

Abby Wynn - 37th place - Time 33:39.25

Ella Lisenbee - 40th place - Time 34:39.44

Haylee Couch - 45th place - Time 36:25.46

Lily Dickenson - 46th place - Time 36:33.69

Harlan High School Junior Mia Pace is the veteran on this years squad and helped lead the Dragons with an 11th place finish on the day. The Green Dragons will look to Pace, who has qualified for State Competition in consecutive years to set the tone for the Green Dragon Runners.