Herrera takes 10th at state
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CARROLLTON — Cartersville’s Rogelio Herrera was 58th at the one-mile mark, before moving up to 12th place at the two-mile mark. When he finally crossed the finish line, he was the 10th best runner at this year’s Class AAA state cross country meet held Saturday in Carrollton. The Purple Hurricanes’ runner finished in a time of 17:23.

“That, by far, was his best time for this course,” coach David Matherne said. “I am very proud of how Rogelio and everybody else ran today.”

Led by Herrera, the all-senior boys’ cross country team placed in the top 10 for the first time since 2004 with 236 points, good enough for a seventh place finish. St. Pius took the Class AAA title with 36 points, followed by Woodward Academy with 67.

Other top individual finishers for the Purple Hurricanes were Lawson Crowe, 18:19, 38th; Tommy Morrison, 18:30, 44th; Troy Hickom, 18:41, 53rd; Tanner Davis, 19:52, 95th; Ethan Alexander, 20:16, 109th; and Daniel Mally, 21:03, 145th.

The Lady Canes, who totaled 386 points, were led by Bree Cole, who came in 64th with a time of 23:49. As a team, the girls’ 12th place finish was their best since 2005 when they placed ninth. St. Pius also captured the girls’ Class AAA state title with 36 points. Second was Blessed Trinity with 63.

“Our girls struggled early on this year, but they came on strong as the season progressed,” Matherne said.

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