Graves High cross country team members perform well in 2019 state meet; two runners to compete in North Carolina

Graves County High School’s cross country team members competed well at the 2019 state meet recently. Two of them move on to a prominent competition Saturday, Nov. 30. 

Senior Isaac Lockwood finished his season with a “phenomenal personal record of 17 minutes, 8 seconds at state coming in as 35th of 300 runners.” That’s according to Graves County cross country head coach Dara Miller.  

Junior Levi Dugger finished the season with a strong time of 18 minutes at state and placed 129th among those 300 runners, Miller said. This state meet marks the second year in a row for these two individual state qualifiers. Both will compete in the Footlocker Cross Country Regionals in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 30. 

Leading Graves County’s girls varsity team in order of finish at state, with their times noted, were seventh grader Rhaea Mathis (22:03), seventh grader Riley Nolin (23:24), junior Stella Mapes (23:46), senior Clair Lamb (23:52), sophomore Audrey Lamb (23:56), eighth grader Baylee Shelton (25:08), eighth grader Jenna Leath (25:34), senior Maci Green (qualifier), senior  Aaliya Leech (qualifier), and sophomore Aaliyah Garcia (qualifier). 

“These girls pulled together and created a phenomenal team,” coach Miller concluded. “We had excellent leadership by our three senior girls. They kept the team focused on reaching their goal of getting back to state.”

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