Cross Country: Panther teams run at GSAC Pre-Conference meet

Cross Country: Panther teams run at GSAC Pre-Conference meet

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The LaGrange cross country team ran in the GSAC Pre-Conference Meet on Saturday. The teams will run the course again at the GSAC championships in November.

Sophomore Josh Valls paced the men with a top 20 finish over the 8K course. Valls ran a time of 31:33.31 to finish 18th overall. Joseph Strickland was next for the Panthers with a time of 36:51.55. The rest of the men's times were: Devin James (38:10.11), Trevor Jones (38:39.50), Todd Dresdow (41:50.75), Robert Harste (41:58.30), Chris Read (45:34.54) and Ben MacMinn (49:36.29).

The women were running their first 6K distance race of the season. Sara Cleaveland led the women for the fourth straight meet with a time of 31:12.16. Megan Tipsword followed Cleaveland with a time of 34:30.68. The rest of the women's time were: Kelsey Harris (34:52.99), Amber Lucas (35:07.47), Christa Von Borstel (38:49.05), Cara Thornton (40:00.40) and Sara Morton (44:43.83).

The teams will run in the Maryville Invitational in Maryville, Tenn. on Oct. 1.