Lady Wildcats cross country sets team record

The Woodland Lady Wildcats cross country team has set a high standard for itself. On Saturday, it established a new one.

The Lady Wildcats posted a new best average time of 19:18.31 from its top five runners, as they finished second overall behind just Westminster in the Alexander/Asics Invitational at Alexander High School.

Carli Clymer finished one spot off the top 15, running a time of 18:57.18 in the Girls 5K Championship.

Two spots behind her was Tess Cochran, who ran a time of 19:07.05.

Lindsay Scifers finished just inside the top 30, at 19:23.67.

Four spots behind her in 33rd was McKenna Trapheagen, who posted 19:28.21.

Baylee Evans and Cheyenne Spinks finished 37th and 38th respectively.

Avery Hull was the next closest Woodland finisher, at 22:19.87.

On the men’s side, an average time of 17:27.56 placed the Wildcats in 13th place in the 5A-7A 5K.

Chattahoochee won the meet.

The top Woodland time came from Levi Brandenburg, who finished 29th at 17:20.61.

Next was Dylan Stermer, who placed 60th at 17:43.18.

Overall, five Woodland runners finished in the top 100. Reece Mitchell posted a time of 17:51.71, which was good for eight spots behind Stermer at 68th.

Brendan Carroll and Kobe Cochran came just under the top 100 — Carroll placed 96th and Cochran 99th — with times of 18:21.29 and 18:23.23, respectively.

Their next meet will be at the Nike/Fleet Coach Wood Invitational on October 14.

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