The Wayne County Cross Country Program made two significant accomplishments on October 28 on their home field. The boy’s high school team placed fifth out of 12 teams, while the sole female runner advanced to state competition. In addition, they hosted the 2017 Cross Country Super Region under poor weather conditions with 40 different school teams participating.
Sophomore Nathan West led the Boys Team with a time of 17:42 placing seventh out of a pack of 80 runners in the 5K Varsity division. Next in 16th place was Orie Roysdon with a time of 18:23, followed by Jacob Morgan with a time of 18:41 in 22nd place. Tanner Thompson placed 35th with a time of 19:48, Aaron Hesse was 54th with a time of 21:05, and Adam Sawyer was 58th with a time of 21:33.
Wayne County Boys Varsity placed fifth with an average time of 19:08 qualifying them for state. Boyle County was first with an average time of 17:44. Second place went to Corbin, followed by East Jessamine and McCreary Central. Six of the twelve teams competing advanced to state competition.
In the girls’ varsity division, Wayne County Nicole Hesse placed 23rd out of 54 runners. The sophomore had a time of 23:05 and advances to state.